In the Blackseat

S2, Episode 9 | In the Blackseat, Addiction

May 12, 2021 Liz M. Season 2 Episode 9
In the Blackseat
S2, Episode 9 | In the Blackseat, Addiction
Show Notes

Drug addiction has been a plague on America for generations, and we all know when America sneezes, Black folks get the flu. When I heard my guests' story about dealing with and overcoming addiction, I couldn't wait to get them in the Blackseat to share. I believe Gary and Myrna's love story, through years of hell as he used crack cocaine, will inspire those who are also struggling or love someone who is. 

We spoke at length about how he became an addict, their tumultuous relationship during the worst years (as she took care of his family while he was in the crack house), his run-ins with the law, the damage to his family and their thoughts about addiction and the Black community. I guarantee you will feel like you are right there with him in the depths of his disease, and your heart will go out to Myrna. You'll also be heartened to hear how he rebuilt his life and his marriage, how passionate they are about helping others, and what you should do to get help. Let's go!