Every Parent’s Worse Nightmare: Talking about the Fentanyl Epidemic with Michelle Leopold
Today is probably the most important episode I have ever recorded. Michelle Leopold was mom living her normal life until the most horrifying thing happened to her family – the death of her son, Trevor.
She tells the story of this handsome, outgoing, loved teenager who started out by smoking pot. This didn’t alarm her until she realized that the pot we smoked when we were younger is much different than what is sold today. This was his gateway drug to what ultimately killed him.
We learn about how fentanyl is added to street pills to get a bigger high. The CDC estimates that 2 out of 5 street pills include fentanyl that the user doesn’t even realize is there.
Michelle shares the story of Trevor’s passing at just 19. She is determined to educate every parent of the dangers of how easily these pills can be accessed. One pill taken and his life was over. Michelle says that she keeps going determined to live in Trevor’s memory and help others.
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