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Petition to NBC Regarding the Heroin Parody on Saturday Night Live

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From: “The Addict’s Mom”

Re: The skit regarding heroin that aired on Saturday Night Live April 16, 2016

We at “The Addict’s Mom” are appalled at NBC for choosing to air this unacceptable parody of the great tragedy of drug addiction that is destroying American families. Those of us who are living with the nightmare that is addiction do not find the skit funny, nor do we wish to encourage people to laugh at what is a deadly problem.

We number 70,000 dedicated and desperate parents who are actively engaged in a battle for the lives of our beloved children suffering from the disease of addiction. Many of us have buried our child, or have children in jail, children who are homeless, children whose whereabouts are unknown, or children who are struggling to recover. Some of us are raising our own grandchildren due to the death of our children. The disease has stolen our family stability, peace of mind, and health. Our nation is in the grip of the deadliest drug epidemic in history. Our group has spent the last decade educating, supporting, and advocating for reform in the field of addiction. We are determined to change the misperceptions of society regarding our addicted children.

We parents of addicted children live in a world of grief, despair and heartache. Imagine how we felt when NBC chose to make light of our situation and the very serious subject of drug addiction. Our members are outraged, disappointed with NBC, and concerned that the subject of drugs is fodder for comedy.

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