• Erik Frederickson - Life Coach and Recovery Coach

Gov. Mike DeWine “the faith based community is key in overcoming this Drug Epidemic in Ohio”

Updated: Oct 24, 2019

“It’s very important we end the stigma,” announced Ohio Governor Mike DeWine in regards to the current drug epidemic Ohio, and America is facing.

“It’s important that we help, that we understand. The struggles are real, and there will be many of those struggles for people in addiction. But I’ve seen people come out the other side. They may stumble a few times, but I’ve then seen them soar,” the Governor continued.

For years the great state of Ohio has arguably been ground zero for America’s worst ever drug epidemic. Even with many people doing all they can to fight against the plague of addiction, Ohio has been hit as hard as can be imagined by addiction and overdoses. The ripple effect is far reaching in our communities.

There is a movement though, a movement of people who are dedicated to making the biggest and most positive impact possible. People are putting their foot down and making sure they are proactive in helping.

On September 19th, 2019, roughly 130 churches in the Tuscarawas County area of Ohio stood together for the 2nd annual ”Hope Sunday“. The participating churches started their services by airing a short film called, “The Bridge to Life”. This short film was produced by Tyler King, myself (Erik Frederickson), and Rick Arredondo of The Ezekiel Project in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

After a brief message of encouragement to the faith based community the governor shared a brief message. The faith filled Governor encouraged the body of believers in Ohio, which make up