It's always heartbreaking to see how drugs affect people, but it's especially devastating when the addicts are parents.
I'm eternally grateful to say that I've never had to worry about my mom or dad abusing narcotics -- or any other drugs, for that matter. Unfortunately, many other people cannot say the same. Over eight million children live with at least one parent who is addicted to alcohol or drugs, and those children are three times more likely to be abused and four times more likely to be neglected. Too many of them also have to witness disturbing scenes like the one this girl recently came home to.
When she walked inside her house with a friend, she was greeted with the horrific sight of her parents unresponsive after a heroin binge. She tried everything she could to wake them up, but it quickly became very clear that they were too high to function.
The images and language in this video are graphic.
If you are an addict, please consider getting help so you never have to put your children through this.
You can call 855-763-6488 to talk to someone who cares about helping you find your best treatment option. For more information about the different kinds of programs that offer assistance with getting sober and living a happier life, click here.
If you are the child of a drug addict or alcoholic, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is there to help people deal with many different issues beyond suicide. Call 1-800-273-8255.