Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 52,404 lethal drug overdoses in 2015. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 20,101 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers, and 12,990 overdose deaths related to heroin in 2015.
- American Society of Addiction Medicine
The mission of the Albert Anthony Kayal Foundation (AAKF) is to honor Albert ‘s life by providing support and resources to educate young adults in choices which will lead to healthy lifestyles.
The Albert Anthony Kayal Foundation (AAKF) was formed to honor the life of our friend, brother and son, Albert, who lost his battle with drug addiction on November 18, 2010. Albert attributed the origin of his addiction to high school peer-pressure. For that reason, combating peer pressure is the focus of this foundation.
It is the commitment of the foundation to provide young people with education, resources, and necessary tools which will promote healthy choices during potentially vulnerable teen years. The goal of the foundation is to send a strong, positive message to students about the impact of making healthy decisions that will ultimately affect the rest of their lives. It is the great hope of this foundation that it will positively affect every student who participates, and even save some lives from drug overdose.