FEDUp is a national, grassroots coalition calling for immediate, comprehensive federal action to end the opioid addiction epidemic. In addition to regularly sponsoring the annual rally, Trish has personally supported FEDUp for the past five years. FEDUp has been incredibly impactful in ensuring that legislation addressing recovery and prevention programs be funded. The CARA Act (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act) passed Congress just this fall.
At the 2018 rally, Trish spoke about using art, and especially film, as a powerful tool for raising awareness about the opioid epidemic, as a way to end stigma, and as therapy for both those in recovery and family members grieving lost loved ones.