For too many years people with addictive illness have been banished to the criminal justice system due to ignorance, fear, and stigma.
Recently rapper Lil’ Wayne was discharged after a six day hospital admission in Los Angeles, where he was reportedly recovering from an overdose of sizzurp — a cocktail of prescription cough syrup, soda, and flavored candy.
It’s hard to imagine a greater loss. But bereaved mothers all over the US—like these four—are bravely campaigning for change, to prevent others from suffering the same.
YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: With Jon Bon Jovi joining him, Gov. Christie today signed the bipartisan Overdose Protection Act into law at a drug rehab center in Paterson — providing protection from prosecution to those who help overdose victims or those who administer antidotes in life-threatening situations.