To the editor:

Thank you for the heartfelt article written by Jessica Lash. This article speaks the truth in our community about the drug addiction crisis. We can't sweep it under the rug!

I believe that 60 Minutes had a segment that one of Chicago's suburb cities, Naperville, had been ravaged by opioid addiction to the extent of to-your-door delivery ...

I can't imagine what ER treats on a daily basis. What can we as a community do to help the children living with addicted parents?

Judy Ries

Angola

Editor's note: Jessica Lash is a graduate of Angola High School and a Steuben County resident. The column headlined "A ride with ashes illuminates unjust attitudes" referred to in the letter by Judy Ries was published May 9 in memory of her sister, Jocelyn, who lost her 10-year fight with addiction in March of 2019. Jessica Lash hopes to open the door to a community conversation that will educate, inspire, and change the way that addiction is understood, talked about, and treated. The column can be found at kpcnews.com by using the search words: Jessica Lash Jocelyn.

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