My name is Michael, and I am the founder of Just Love More. As someone who has been surrounded by and directly impacted by addiction for my entire life, I understand and acknowledge that I have always been just one decision away from becoming an addict myself. It is because of a lifetime of personal experience that today I created Just Love More to be an advocate for people affected by addiction. That means you can contact us to talk about your situation whether you are (or someone you love is) in recovery, in relapse, or still in active addiction.
Just Love More is here to help you find the support you decide you need, not to judge you for where you are in your journey.
It started with a sticker. In the summer of 2016, I wanted to do something to counteract the sadness, negativity, and hopelessness I saw everywhere around me. I made a small sticker and began handing them out and mailing them to anyone who sent a stamped self-addressed envelope. Within two weeks we were raising money to help kids in an underserved community in NW Atlanta, and six weeks later enough money was raised to provide an elementary classroom with all of their school supplies for the year. That was the first of the Action Campaigns that Just Love More became known for over the next two years.
In January of 2019, my world was turned upside down when my best friend confessed to a long addiction to crystal meth. Over the next month, things happened quickly. I flew my friend to rehab and immediately took on the task of “sweeping the house”, inspecting every inch from the ceiling to the floorboards to find drugs and paraphernalia that had been hidden. It was during this time that Just Love More took on a much different meaning for me, and I made a decision that would change our direction immediately, and for good.
On February 24, 2019, Just Love More became incorporated as a nonprofit in the state of Georgia. Our Mission Statement: Compassionate support for people affected by addiction. On April 24, 2019, we received our official IRS designation as a public charity and nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.