The National Institute for Drug Abuse has reported that there were over 64,000 deaths last year due to drug overdoses. How horrid!
Drug addiction has a savage power
For any parents or family of children or adults who have died from an overdose, this is a tragic journey of helplessness and powerlessness. For them, it feels like the power of the addiction has a life of its own beyond anyone’s control.
What could have started as recreational use or a coping mechanism can easily take control of someone and literally destroy their lives. It can cause family discord, and can easily end in an overdose which will haunt a family for the rest of their lives.
Drugs are a powerful and evil force ravaging our youth and destroying our families.
Perhaps this message from this distraught sister can help someone to stop using drugs or get help for their addiction. I appreciate her passion and am so sorrowful for her grief.
Gerry Vassar, President/CEO, Lakeside