Rocker and actor Jon Bon Jovi doesn’t live the on-the-edge rock star lifestyle. The singer doesn’t make tabloid headlines for debauchery and drug use.

You may spend more time reading about how he gives back to the community, with either philanthropic or charitable time and monetary donations.

So imagine the shock for not only the singer but his fans when it was reported that his daughter had a heroin overdose.

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Bon Jovi talked about the struggles of being a parent and how these situations can come out of nowhere.

I didn’t have any sisters. We bring home this girl the first day. Now what? Where’s the manual? There was no manual. So you bring her up the best you can, you surround her with hugs and kisses and know that she may eventually fall down. I appreciate the outpouring of kindness in light of what happened in my household. I’m shocked as much as the next parent with this situation and had no idea. But then you surround them with best help and love and move on, and that’s where we’re at with it. Steph is a great kid. Great GPA. Cool school, Hamilton College up in Clinton, N.Y. Everything about it is idyllic. She was doing great. Then a sudden and steep decline. Hopefully, we caught it when we did and that’s the end of it. But who knew? I’ve got three more to come.

The Bon Jovi situation is not isolated to wealthy, children of celebrities. This is a problem many American families are encountering.

Good kids can often make poor choices. And it happens even when responsible parents are active and present in their children’s lives.

Bon Jovi could easily refuse to discuss the events of his daughter’s overdose. But now it appears he has a plan of attack to make sure that his other children do not fall into drug experimentation.

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