From reading, comes understanding
For Josh, the biggest take-away from reading the book was that it turned what he’d always heard people say into something real.
“A lot of people talk about it; you know, ‘Don’t use drugs,’ but they do it themselves, or they did it before,” he says. “But, after reading that book, I just decided that I don’t want people in my circle worried about me using drugs. I’m not doing it.”
Breanna says she sees her brother in a different light now and has a better understanding of the addiction’s impact.
“I always knew addiction affected a family,” Breanna says. “But, really it affects a whole town: friends, friends of a family, businesses, the police.”
Gathering weekly at their local library has given these York County teens a new perspective on the problem, but more importantly, more confidence in sharing that understanding with others in the community.