The irony, of course, is that Barri founded Myra's Place for young women like Jenna. But for one tiny shift in circumstance or the whims of fate, Jenna could have gone to Myra's Place instead of that weed infested lot in Camden.
Of course, we can never know. Mysteries have truths buried in them, and this mystery is exactly that kind. I could write for pages about all the factors that create tragedies like this but the truth is so simple it hurts.
We need more places like Myra's Place.
We need to begin to take addiction seriously as an epidemic in this country that is destroying a generation.
We need to treat addiction like the illness it is, and stop trying to cure it with jail.
We need not to wait for someone else to do something.
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We need to give a damn.