Saturday, September 15, 2007

They are our daughters

NOT ripped from the tabloids . . .

Everyone is tired of hearing about the Lindsay Lohan-Britney Spears-Whitney Houston-Amy Winehouse revolving rehab doors. And we’re tired of the way the media has glamorized their addiction problems. I’ll spare the gory details here.

Instead, why isn’t the media portraying the stories of REAL addicted women?

Because it’s a sobering (no pun intended), sad look at lives impoverished, destitute, nearly destroyed. This week author Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich provided an eye-opening commentary for AOL’s Women’s eNews.

I point it out to you as important reading for Recovery Month 2007. These are our daughters, our sisters, our nieces. Yes, they are responsible for the choices they’ve made that took them to these depths. But as family members of those who are addicted to alcohol and drugs, what is our responsibility?

And I ask again, what can we do to prevent our granddaughters from making those same life-altering choices? Who has the answers?

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