The Connection: Turning Tragedy Into Advocacy (10/20/19)

The Connection
Sunday, October 20th
On this week’s program, hosts Ann Baldwin and Lisa DeMatteis-Lepore speak with Joy, a mother who recently lost her 20-year old son, AJ, to addiction.  AJ died from a drug overdose in their home.  Joy talks about how AJ’s addiction progressed and the warning signs that she saw and tried to deal with along the way. Joy has turned her tragedy into advocacy, becoming a spokesperson for opioid awareness and sharing her son’s memory as part of Today I Matter, a traveling poster project that displays the lives of young people lost to overdose in the Northeast.