Praise and respect for their work

Kudos to Lindsey Greinke and her organization Hope Soldiers for their fight against addiction and depression. (Julie Muhlstein column, “Recovering addict works to convince kids to stay clean.”) This current heroin epidemic is like nothing this nation has ever faced before, and the only way to defeat it is to get the message out like these people are doing. Far too many young people are becoming addicts and dying from this drug, and this can’t continue.

Gone are the days when people would think of heroin as some guy shooting up in an alley in a big city. OxyContin addiction and changes in the coating of that pill have led us down this road. Kids who are scared to use a needle now just smoke heroin, and because of that overdoses are on the rise and far too commonplace. It is not just a problem in the big cities. It is in the suburbs and the rural areas of this country too.

I give Hope Soldiers much praise and much respect for doing whatever they can to educate people about the dangers of addiction, and waging a fight against an epidemic that must be defeated at all costs.

Jeff Swanson

Everett

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