Danny's Story

We established Danny’s Ride to help cope with our loss. We want his legacy of compassion and generosity to continue long after his death. Using a ride share service such as Lyft or Uber, Danny’s Ride will provide free transportation to people living with substance use disorder to get to recovery services.

Transportation to outpatient rehab, 12-step meetings and other recovery resources is often a significant barrier to recovery, and Danny would want us to help mitigate that. By helping others who live with substance use disorder, Danny continues to make a difference in our world.

If you needed a ride, you could count on Danny Teichman. His family saw it for themselves, and heard story after story about Danny helping people who needed a ride. Some people he knew … and some people he didn’t. It was just something he did, and he probably never even gave it any real thought.

In his junior year of college, Danny entered rehab for substance use disorder. As a testament to his resilience and commitment to sobriety, he went on to finish college, earning his degree in political science at Temple University. He moved back to Bethlehem, Pa., his home town, got a great job working in logistics for an international industrial gas company, and settled into his own apartment. And then, during a relapse, he became addicted to opioids.

Danny sought out family and professional support, and began attending intensive outpatient rehab in Bethlehem at night, while working during the day. When his rehab was complete, he moved to Portland, Oregon, where his father lived, to continue recovery in a new community. He got a job, and was soon integrated into the Portland recovery community. Under the care of his doctor, Danny took suboxone, a medication used to help manage opioid addiction.

He took his recovery very seriously. He attended several 12-step meetings each week. He sought out and worked with a wonderful sponsor. He volunteered at a homeless shelter. And he went back to school, working toward a graduate degree in IT operations analytics.

It was then that Danny, feeling strong and confident in his recovery … and with the help of his physician … decided to stop taking suboxone. He experienced significant withdrawal for several months after discontinuing his use of suboxone. Insomnia was one of the more difficult symptoms for him. Danny believed that Kratom was a safe, legal and natural way to counteract it. He took it to get to sleep on November 10, 2016. He never woke up. He was just one week shy of his 28th birthday.

We established Danny’s Ride to help cope with our loss. We want his legacy of compassion and generosity to continue long after his death. Using a ride share service such as Lyft or Uber, Danny’s Ride will provide free transportation to people living with substance use disorder to get to recovery services.

Transportation to outpatient rehab, 12-step meetings and other recovery resources is often a significant barrier to recovery, and Danny would want us to help mitigate that. By helping others who live with substance use disorder, Danny continues to make a difference in our world.

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Champion the cause & help us reach our goal of 600 rides!

Set a goal for how many rides you want to raise.

Create a fundraising page here (find the “I want to fundraise for this button” and click there to set up your page)

Share with your network via email or social media what habit you are going to tackle and encourage them to support you and Danny’s Ride. Let them know that for $25 they can provide a free ride to recovery services for a person living with substance use disorder.

Use #JourneytoJoy21 on social media and always be sure to tag @DannysRide when sharing! You can use the graphic here when posting.

 

Sample Social Copy:

I am raising ___ rides for Danny’s Ride during #JourneytoJoy21 - only $25 provides a free ride to recovery services for a person living with substance use disorder. Help me reach my goal today *Insert individual fundraising link*

 


To honor Danny’s legacy of compassion and generosity, Danny’s Ride provides free rides to recovery services for people living with substance use disorder. During #JourneyToJoy21 I am raising __ rides, help me reach my goal by donating 1 ride for only $25! *
insert individual fundraising link*

 

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Donate a ride ... or 10!

A donation of $25 provides a free ride to recovery services for a person living with substance use disorder.

DONATE HERE!

That's a wrap!

Our 7 Day Healthy Habit Challenge

Our 7-Day Healthy Habit Challenge was a huge success with over 65 people participating!!

Some of the habits shared:

Meditation
Healthier eating
Drink more water
Exercise
No snooze
Doing dishes immediately
Focus on granddaughter

 

Journey to Joy continues on - please help us raise awareness, joy and more rides by making your donation.

 

Finding and forming healthy habits is what recovery is really all about. Fill up your life with the behaviors that support your wellbeing to be the best version of yourself. 

Recovery from addiction is more than what you give up, it’s also what you take in – learning or relearning about experiences and activities that are in line with finding joy. This Journey To Joy is designed to help all of us experience the things in life that align with and support our well-being.

*If you donate $50 or more you will automatically be entered into a drawing for a custom designed Danny’s Ride t-shirt.

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