I lost my daughter Toni to an accidental overdose on February 24, 2016. She was an honor graduate from Clemson University. I say that because addiciton is not bias. She began her addiciton journey after being prescribed pain killers after a painful surgery. I cannot explain as a parent the feelings you go through when you lose a child. If we can make a difference in just 1 addict, help 1 family, 1 friend of an addict it would all be worth the cause. Addiciton is a hard battle-but through faith and work it can be conquered.
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 52,404 lethal drug overdoses in 2015. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 20,101 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers, and 12,990 overdose deaths related to heroin in 2015.
More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever.
The Toni House is a safe drug free home where females can live, feel accepted and become whole again. Job assistance, shelter, food, clothing, small faith based groups, NA, and AA are all a part of The Toni House. Drug overdoses are an epidemic in the US. No one needs to lose a daughter, son, father, mother, friend, relative to drug abuse and we are all in some way affected by it. Every life matters-
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