Jan 9, 2020
Stuart sits at the kitchen table of a halfway house for recovering addicts and listens to “Tina,” a name she chose to protect her anonymity and her kids.
“Tina” lost all three of her kids during a wicked crack addiction. Her husband, the children’s father, died in a WalMart bathroom after huffing a can of pressurized air sold to clean computer keyboards.
Her son was adopted by her mother in the southeastern U.S. Child Protective Services took her two daughters and she signed them away to adopting moms in Utah and California, thousands of miles away.
Now she’s three years clean and sober and a different person. She has a job, her own small business, a diploma, a place of her own, a car, and a host of real friends. “Tina” feels like she has lived so many lives, and now it just keeps getting better and better.
WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND BLUNT TALK ABOUT DRUG ADDICTION, PHYSICAL ABUSE AND ABANDONMENT. PROTECT YOURSELF. PROTECT YOUR KIDS. EXERCISE DISCRETION WHEN AND IF YOU CHOOSE TO LISTEN.