Substance Use Disorder does not discriminate. It knows no socio-economic boundaries; it affects the young and the old and strike the rich and the poor. Substance Use Disorder has the power to end lives and fracture families, but there’s a proven way to prevent it.
Ken Daniels and Lisa Daniels-Goldman established the Jamie Daniels Foundation in honor of the memory of their late son, Jamie, who died from an overdose at the age of 23 while receiving treatment for a Substance Use Disorder. Despite the support of his family, Jamie’s life was tragically lost due to substandard care and the predatory practices that exist in the billion-dollar substance use recovery business. Their hope is to save others’ lives by providing education, resources, guidance and support to those struggling with substance use or know someone who is.
Given Ken Daniels’ public platform as Detroit Red Wings Announcer, he was able to share his family’s Jamie’s story on a broader, public scale which took Jamie Daniels Foundation to the next level.
In 2018, Jamie Daniels Foundation became an initiative of The Children’s Foundation – by working together, more individuals and families can be provided with necessary support and resources, leading them to treatment and recovery.