A Message from a Concerned Parent

By Sue Scheff
Original Source: soberinfo.com
For 3 years Five Moms has taken on the fight of spreading awareness and educating parents, schools and communities. One of the moms asked to have her message passed on:
My name is Christy Crandell. I am a mother of two, drug awareness advocate, and member of the Five Moms campaign to stop cough medicine abuse. When my son, Ryan, was 18-years-old, he was arrested for armed robbery while high on over-the-counter cough medicine. Shocked doesn’t even begin to describe how my husband and I felt after his arrest – although there were warning signs, Ryan had a huge heart and I never thought something like this would happen in my family.

I joined the Five Moms campaign to show parents across the country that it’s never okay to think “not my kid.” I want parents to understand that this type of denial can lead to tragedy, and that cough medicine abuse has real, life-altering consequences.

When you think, not my kid, think again.  Addiction can happen to anyone – no matter what their background is or their economic status, addiction kills.