GRASP Support Group Brings Healing

Submission Date: June 19, 2012
Attributing Author: Susan Bloom
Source: Asbury Park Press

Abby Boxman’s article in the Asbury Park Press.

For Abby Boxman, July 13, 2011, is a day that forever will be inscribed on her heart.

It was the day police visited her Howell home with the news that her 21-year-old son, Justin, had been found dead of a drug overdose.
Though the Boxman family was no stranger to Justin’s struggles with substance abuse, the news rocked Boxman, her husband, Jon, and sons Danny, 23, and Andrew, 18, as only the death of a child and the loss of a devoted brother can.

“My whole life changed in an instant,” said Boxman, 47.

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