My Name Is Jessica and I'm an Addict 

a short story by tmadden submitted on 02/22/2011 (children/family)

Grandfather deals with granddaughter's addiction

Synopsis

A grandfather and his daughter stuggle to help his beautiful and intelligent 17-year-old granddaughter who unbeknownst to them got herself mixed up with a bad crowd and gets hooked on drugs, but now it has reached a point where she needs serious rehab. It is a story all too familiar to families today as drugs are everywhere and the temptation to try them is often seductively overwhelming. The grandfather is shocked, frustrated and angry and the stress of dealing with his granddaughter's addiction drives him to drink more and eventually causes his own death. His granddaughter attends his funeral, vowing never to take drugs again, and we pray she'll keep that promise.

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