Media Inquiries

Are you a reporter looking for a parent’s perspective on substance use by teens and young adults? Want an insight? Need a quote? An example? Midwestern Mama is available to work with reporters and provide commentary for print, broadcast and digital outlets. Send an email to or a DM via Twitter @OurYoungAddicts, and please include your deadline for interviews; Midwestern Mama will reply as promptly as possible.

In addition, we have compiled a list of potential interview sources in the attached pdf. Resources for Media

Some 2016 interviews:

Additional Media Sources

Need another interview source right now? Here are some of our recommended go-to experts on a variety of topics:

Drew Horowitz & Associates – Drew Horowitz, MA, LADC, CIP, is a professional who works with young adults, adolescents, and middle aged individuals, as they navigate care, treatment and recovery from substance use, and mental health. His knowledge spans local and national resources.

Drew Horowitz: 651-698-7358


FedUp! – Founded by a Minnesotan, FedUp! is a rally for a federal response to the opioid epidemic.

Judy Rummler: 612-865-1754

Know The Truth – A substance-use prevention program that goes into schools throughout Minnesota; affiliated with Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge.

Adam Pederson: 612-222-9997


Our Young Addicts – A growing community of parents and professionals who are concerned about alcohol and drug use by young adults. Through the website, blog, twitter, awareness events and more, OYA shares experiences, resources and hopes – no matter where a young adult may be on the spectrum of addiction, treatment or recovery.

Rose McKinney: 612-616-1529


PraireCare – PrairieCare specializes in mental health services. It offers Free Needs Assessments to anybody seeking psychiatric services and offers programs for children and adults.

Jen Holper: 952-334-7755


Steve Rummler Hope Foundation – Creators of Steve’s Law and proponents of overdose prevention via life-saving Naloxone; building awareness and providing hope for those with chronic pain and addiction.

Lexi Reed-Holtum: 651-308-8122


SUMN (Substance Use in Minnesota) – A project of the Minnesota State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup. Providing data on over 100 indicators of alcohol, tobacco and other drug consumption patterns at county, regional, and state level. Has engaged in work with the MN Student Survey.

Melissa Adolfson:


The Retreat – A 12-step immersion program for recovery from addition. Offers scholarships for people ready for recovery services.

John Curtiss: 952-476-0566


White Earth Nation – The White Earth Band of Ojibwe offers treatment services and harm-reduction practices.

Adam Fairbanks: 763-464-4137


We have compiled these resources to help reporters on deadline. These do not imply endorsement by Our Young Addicts, and while we’ve aimed to provide accurate information, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or availability of sources for interviews.

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