Helping to Keep Young People Substance and Addiction Free

Red Rosebud Foundation

Red Rosebud Foundation

The Red Rosebud Foundation is dedicated to working with individuals and organizations to create an open and effective dialogue with today’s youth about substance and alcohol abuse. The foundation is also making efforts to team up with a major university to study genetic links with addiction.

Potato Allergy Books

Potato Allergy Books

Author Marc Treitler is an alcoholic. Sober since 2009, he will deal with the disease and the challenge of maintaining his sobriety for the rest of his life. Lianna, his teenage daughter, now enjoys and understands her dad’s sobriety. Together they share their family’s journey of recovery while providing all the tips you will need to keep you from ever falling prey to the peer pressure and temptations which lead to substance abuse.

The Red Rosebud Foundation

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All proceeds will go to the mission and the children we hope to help. Red Rosebud Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) IRS charity so your contributions may be fully tax deductible. We are also a proud participant in Google’s Grants for Nonprofits and its free AdWords program.

USC Distinguished Speaker Series

Potato Allergy USC Distinguished Speaker Series

Potato Allergy on CBS 8

Marc and Rowena Treitler joined CBS 8 to talk about their mission with Potato Allergy and the documentary Josiah, a film about the impact of addiction on individuals and their families. Watch the interview below. 

For more information on Josiah, click here or email JosiahTheMovie@gmail.com.

You can also watch the official trailer for Josiah here

Lianna at the
#UniteForChange Forum: California

Author Lianna Treitler joined the “Mental Health for US #UniteForChange Forum: California” where she spoke about her experiences and why she’s passionate about helping keep teens from addiction. 

Epoch Times Feature Story

The Epoch Times published a story on the Treitler family and the events that led Marc to turn to sobriety before writing two books about the dangers of addiction with Potato Allergy.

Read the full story here.

Lianna Treitler with the San Diego Juvenile Hall
Co-author Lianna Treitler at the San Diego Juvenile Hall center where over 300 books were donated by the McCallan family.

Thank You!

We want to give a big THANK YOU to John and Susan McCallan for their generous donation of over 800 Potato Allergy books to both the Palomar Family YMCA and San Diego Juvenile Hall. If our guides can make a difference in the life of even just one resident, then we’ll be very proud.

THANK YOU again to the McCallan’s and Kearny Pearson Ford!

Check Us Out!

Lianna Treitler was featured on SDNews.com for her mission and work in promoting a substance-free lifestyle for young adults. Lianna speaks about her family’s struggles with addiction and how her and her family came to decide to publish a book aimed at helping other families avoid addiction altogether.

Read the entire story here.

Lianna Treitler
Co-author Lianna Treitler is currently a senior at Bishop's in San Diego.

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America Trends

Watch as Marc and Lianna were special guests on America Trends with host Aimee Fuller. The group covers topics like talking to your kids about substance abuse, the impact of addiction on both parents and children, and how Potato Allergy’s books can help young teenagers who are facing the dilemma.

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For more than 40 years, drugs and alcohol have been in the news.  From “Just Say No” to “This Is Your Brain on Drugs,” the government and educational systems have tried to keep kids substance free.  And they have failed.  Now, the Treitler Family is on a mission to turn this around through PotatoAllergy.com.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has determined that children are now abusing drugs and alcohol as young as 12; and for that abuse to be taking place, they must have tried these substances far earlier.  So, how do we keep our kids substance-free?  How do we teach them the risks of even trying alcohol or drugs – especially if there is a history of addiction in the family?

It all starts – as it did with the Treitler kids – with a conversation.

Potato Talk: Keeping Kids Addiction Free

Potato Talk with Dr. Adam Leventhal

Potato Talk with Clint Malarchuk

Potato Talk with Kenny Wiggins

Quick Resources

Marc, Rowena, Lianna and Bennett

In a lot of ways that count, the Treitlers are like many other families. A mom and dad and two kids, all of whom love each other, support each other, and enjoy spending time together. But in a very important way, they are also different.

Meet the Treitlers

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