I try sharing things on FB hoping to educate people on addiction and mental illness. It just doesn’t seem to be helping anyone.
I posted the video of the men running for mayor of various cities in our county. Their answers concerning addiction shocked, saddened, and infuriated me.
Many believe that they can’t be held responsible for their words when they are obviously uneducated on the subject. I’m sorry, but that’s a copout. Our county has the highest overdose are in the state. They should take it upon themselves to educate and fins out more about such an important issue. Government isn’t just about out roads, taxes, and parks.
One went as far as to say it’s all on the parents. I felt taken aback to the shame about bound guilt of having an addicted daughter. How dare he even infer such a thing? It’s like a punch in the gut and slap to the face of parents everywhere struggling with trying to help, but not enable their addicted children.
I was hoping to let others know how still uneducated and bias the public is on this subject. It went unnoticed.
What can anyone do when no listens or cares or without the backing of others?