Oh Snap!

Spring 2010 Senior Thesis Exhibition

Cassi Alexandra

 

After years of addiction to crack, heroin and alcohol, Erin Henson emerged sober two years ago, facing life with HIV and the responsibility of raising two children. Addicts don't mature while on drugs: "The age which people start to abuse substances, emotionally is where their growth gets stunted." Says Belinda Brice, a registered nurse and substance abuse counselor who works with Erin.



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Cassi Alexandra
 

Addiction is a struggle–Addicts have to hit rock bottom, the point where the addict feels the consequences of their actions, before they can resurface. Now at thirty-two Erin is working to overcome her addiction, to be a better mother, to succeed in college and to ensure that her two children never make the choices she has made.

 

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