It’s so much more pleasant to be loving, trusting and supportive. But you must know when to change gears to prevent the destruction of a person’s future, hopes and even their life. It starts with your own education on drugs and addiction and the education of your teens. Even with young adults, you can still initiate conversations that could save their lives.
In the last few weeks, two major companies have published estimates and predictions of the number of Americans who will be lost to lose to drug overdoses. But both estimates seem to miss a piece of that big picture.
Carrie was a hero to millions of people since her appearance in the first Star Wars movie in 1977. Unfortunately, she was almost as well known for her drug and mental health problems as she was for her famous performance as Princess Leia.
The young woman was painfully thin, soaking in warm bathtub to relieve the aches of heroin withdrawal. She didn’t understand why her mother had dropped in to see her at college or how her mother knew she was using heroin.