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Local Woman Writes Book About Opioid Crises

“I found myself shaking inside and out, not sure this was the right thing to do,” Krohne said of a September 2018 meeting with families who had experienced this loss. “They welcomed me with hearts open.”
The purpose of the book was to help readers understand that the faces of addiction loss are families just like them. The  book would honor those loved ones lost and help others to gain understanding of addiction and loss.
Seven families shared with Krohne their gut-wrenching stories of their loved ones addiction, death, and how it affected the family.
To others, their grief was also seen as “less worthy” because of the manner in which their child died. Parents had experienced stigma associated with death due to addiction.  “This is a way we can help stop this stigma,” Krohne said.
The goal of Krohne’s book is to also provide information on the “why” of the opioid crises and call readers to action on what can be done to help stem the tide.


  1. Gloria fezer on August 9, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Where can I find this book.

    • Editor on August 13, 2019 at 3:48 pm

      It can be purchased on Amazon.

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