Caroline S. — June 10, 2021

Our 25 year old son is essentially lost to us right now. He has been down a long dark road that started in early high school when he began to use marijuana. He has continued to use it, but has progressed to abusing alcohol, prescription drugs, street drugs of all kinds, and has had a screen addiction for years as well.… Read the rest

Sarah H – June 3, 2021

I have been wanting to post our story for a while and today is that day. Our story is a mirror of many of those before us. Days after our son turned 18, he had his first psychotic break. 2 months later his older brother had his first psychotic break.… Read the rest

Janean Q — June 3, 2021

I am so sorry. This is so similar to my son’s story except his ended in suicide. He was never hospitalized bc he was so fiercely independent that we weren’t always aware of his psychotic episodes until after the fact. He was, on some level, aware that his brain wasn’t functioning properly.… Read the rest

Tom V. — May 28, 2021

My name is Tom and I live in Deerfield which is a small town in Western Massachusetts. I spent my adolescent years growing up in impoverished Hispanic communities like the South Bronx in New York City, and then in Holyoke and Springfield, MA up until my late 20s.… Read the rest

Kathleen K. – May 26, 2021

I’m the mom of four children. Marijuana use has significantly affected the development of two of them. My children were raised in a two-parent home with limited screen time, lots of exposure to sports and outdoor activities. They were alter servers and belonged to our church youth group.… Read the rest

Jim D. — May 25, 2021

We live in a small town in Massachusetts. I am married with three boys. One of my sons started using marijuana at age 13. At first he had a casual fascination with marijuana. By age 14 his use had progressed to daily and by age 16 it became evident that he now suffered from Cannabis Use Disorder.… Read the rest

Susan P. — May 20, 2021

I don’t use marijuana, however in 2016 I voted to legalize marijuana in Massachusetts. I thought it was a “soft” drug. I thought it was a safer option for people than alcohol. Even for teenagers. I remember telling a friend who suspected her teenager was smoking marijuana that it was probably better than if he was drinking alcohol.… Read the rest

Jrre T. — May 20, 2021

I love your non profit and what it does, I read the article on your site about Johnny and all it did was remind me of myself. I was born July 1999. I went to cherry creek high school. My freshman year I was trying to fit in and stole eye drops from king soopers for these kids and that’s when my curiosity all started.… Read the rest