The folks at Teensaver Diagnostics try to extend the message to parents that addiction can strike any family at any time.
No amount of money, religion, or social status can prevent it.
The best medicine for averting teen addiction is proactive parenting.
Drug addicts aren’t bad people. They have a sickness.
Addiction occurs when good people, make bad decisions, and it we are seeing new teen addicts on a daily basis.
Kirk Shaffer shared his story with the OC Register’s David Whiting. You don’t have to live in Orange County to understand Shaffer’s story. It’s being lived out by millions of other people across the country.
Shaffer talked about his addiction to pretty much everything, and it all started with a big box of pills.
I encourage you to read his story, and see how life turned so quickly for a promising young boy. I also encourage you to read more of David Whiting’s stories on the opiate problem in Orange County, as they surely can hit close to your home.