Okay, this hit me like a brick. I actually went outside to process what you’ve said before responding.

If you haven’t written your story yet, I encourage you to do so. People need to know and I can’t help but to feel those who have experience have some type of responsibility in hopes of helping others.

My daughter has directly asked for help several times, each attempt has had no avail. It’s her role to discover what sobriety means for her and my role is to do my best to ensure she’s alive to get to that place.

I am grateful you’re still here, because the reality is you could not be.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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