Just say no! Just say no to drugs that is. As a psychotherapist for 20 years I have seen time and time again that drug use destroys the life of the user and those they love – there is zero doubt about that! A former Marshfield Massachusetts couple has been indicted for the 2011 death of their infant daughter. As reported by FOX 25 News Boston; Assistant District Attorney Bridget Norton Middleton determined in December 2012 “the little girl died from opiate poisoning”. The details reported is that the baby formula that was found in a bottle at the scene tested positive for opiates. In addition, according to FOX 25 News Boston; “Marshfield police found 3 grams of heroin and hypodermic needles on a shelf in the bedroom that the infant shared with her parents and 2 sisters aged 3 and 4”.
This evening during a LIVE interview on FOX 25 News Boston’s 5:00 segment, I shared my insight on drug use, making sense of something so tragic, the importance of speaking up if you see something disturbing, and where to get help. Anchors Maria Stephanos and Mark Ockerbloom provided the interview.
Drug use is addictive. Opiates in particular (Heroin, Morphine, Codeine, Oxycodone, Methadone . . .) are highly physiologically and psychologically addictive. If you use drugs, or know someone who does, seek out help immediately, do not wait: http://www.na.org/
If you think a child is at risk (could be a neighbor, your child’s friend . . .), whether your concern is regarding a child’s emotional or physical wellness, if you think there is abuse or neglect – please do not be afraid to seek out help. Contact The Department of Social Services, specifically, the Child At Risk Hotline (open 24/7): 800-792-5200
I invite you to watch this informative interview below.