My name is Diana Jividen and I am a grandmother that has been affected by the horrible
reality of addiction. In the past few years the lives of 2 people that I love more than anything on earth have nearly been taken away from me. Right now they are both alive. Right now my grandsons are going from day to day in danger of falling yet again into the powerful, dangerous grip of a heroin overdose.
Every single day I pray this will not be their last day on this earth. Every night I pray I will not receive the call that tells me my worst nightmare is a reality.I know the statistics, and I know they are living on borrowed time. I know how real the possibility is I might not see one of them tomorrow morning. And what hurts me the most is knowing I,their grandmother have no power to do anything to save their life.
You see my children are all adults. Being an adult didn’t stop them from being a child, my flesh and blood. Being an adult didn’t take away their DNA or change the relationship we have. But being an adult has taken away my ability to do something to help them. The very fact they are over the age of 18, my ability to request treatment for them has been stripped away.
Our nation must have a “Need for Treatment Standard” judged constitutional by the Federal
Government. Individuals suffering from drug addiction need to be committed to “the MOST beneficial treatment”, not the least, where they can come and go as they please before they have received the help they desperately need. Legislation must be passed for parents and grandparents of ADULT children or grandchildren who are drug addicts to be able to get them committed for help.
Please support the “I DO TOO” Campaign. If you respond “I Do Too” to the statement below, this campaign is for you.
I have a family member who has or is currently affected by drug addiction.
If you responded “I do too,” please help me.