‘Hope is Alive’ even amid the heartache of the drug overdose death of a loved one
Addiction is not only dangerous for the victim but devastating for the people that love them. For Jeff and Rosemary Masters of Oklahoma addiction took their 28-year-old son Jeremy to an overdose in October 2019. The military couple had always lived a dream-type life, even being nicknamed Ken and Barbie by friends. But when their only son took pills at a party, the addiction spiral took them on a nightmare beyond their capacity. They join this episode of Relentlessly Resilient to share Jeremy’s story, and how they have found hope amid the grief through programs like Hope is Alive Ministries and more. You can find resources to help with Mental Health and Substance Abuse at https://www.usa.gov/mental-health-substance-abuse.
Even though we live in challenging times we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband Major Brent Taylor was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward.
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Published: Wednesday August 31, 2022