By PAUL REINHARDT
On July 15, 2015, my world was changed forever. My beloved son Evan went to heaven. He died of a drug overdose at the age of 24. To honor my son, I started a parent support group in September of 2016. Our group has met every week, with a goal of bringing hope to parents with children affected by addiction. Most of the parents describe cannabis as the primary drug that has caused their children –who are typically age 18 to 25 in our group– to become dysfunctional. Specifically, the mothers and fathers discuss how cannabis has triggered the “failure to launch” syndrome— an inability to leave home and support oneself.
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