Would This Grandfather’s Tough Love Be Enough To Save Her From Heroine Addiction?

Right now, one in every ten people are facing a serious drug addiction. That drug addiction is threatening their lives. Hospital beds are filling up with alcoholics and drug abusers. And around the country families are being torn apart as drug addictions corrode relationships.

Gabi got hooked on pain pills at an early age. She turned to heroine at just 16 years old. She was raised by her grandparents—retired police officer Barry, and his wife Carol—who fought to protect her. One day they found her on a street corner struggling to breathe having overdosed.

For the longest time, Gabi felt powerless against the drugs. “I never thought that being completely sober was ever going to be part of my life,” Gabi told WCPO.

In an attempt to save their granddaughter, Barry and Carol signed Gabi up for an outpatient treatment program, but it failed. Things got worse. Gabi dropped out of college and beauty school, gave away her grandparent’s car, and ripped off drug dealers. Desperate for drugs, Gabi even stole nearly $10,000 of her grandmother’s jewelry to buy drugs.

Gabi’s grandparents were destroyed. They wondered what they had done wrong and why they had not been able to protect Gabi. But they knew that they would never give up the fight for Gabi’s life—they loved their granddaughter too much to ever stop fighting for her.

What Gabi’s grandparents did next may shock you. They turned Gabi in to the police. It would be the fourth time Gabi was arrested. But Carol and Barry didn’t want to see their granddaughter in jail. Instead, Barry persuaded the judge to commit Gabi to a long-term treatment program.

What happens next will give hope to anyone fighting addiction or fighting to protect their family. Please SHARE this with your friends on Facebook.


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Paul Martin Harrison

Paul Harrison is a meditation teacher, author and journalist based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential. Don’t miss Paul’s inspirational and enlightening book Journey To The Buddha Within You.