A talented, creative, and fun-loving young man, Ben struggled with anxiety and depression and had difficulty finding his voice. Ben wanted to please others, but in doing so lacked the assertiveness and resiliency skills to advocate for his own needs. This inability resulted in Ben succumbing to peer pressure, leading to recreational drug use, and he developed Substance Use Disorder. After a painful oral surgery procedure, Ben was prescribed opioids and developed Opioid Use Disorder. Ben battled substance use disorders more than eight years, and attempted to overcome it through eleven inpatient rehabs and a spiritual awakening through Alcoholics Anonymous. While Ben's life was cut short, his legacy will live on by providing hope and resources to many in need. We will never forget Ben, and will speak up to make a difference. Will YOU?
Benjamin Alden Miller
August 8, 1992—August 1, 2016
We support families who have experienced the stigmatized loss of an overdose death or a family member’s addiction to come out of the darkness of the isolation of grief and into the light of a safe community to heal. Our OASIS Community Center provides a gathering place for families to heal, learn, and grow.
We offer meaningful safe support groups and joyful and healing activities for families to learn how to thrive, not just survive, in the wake of trauma and loss experienced as a result of a loved one’s addiction.
We create and engage in purposeful service projects to give to the community to encourage and strengthen recovery. Service work is an important part of our healing and recovery from grief.
Our OASIS Community Center provides a welcoming place for families to heal who have suffered a stigmatized loss due to overdose death or a loved one’s addiction. Your tax-deductible gift in any amount payable to Speak Up for Ben, Inc. will help our Center provide programs and services to help facilitate healing.
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