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WEBVTT REPORT, JOYCE GARBACIAKINTRODUCES US TO A GREENFIELDCOUPLE CHOOSING TO BREAK THATSILENCE, AND HELP OTHER FAMILIESALONG THE WAY.>> IT'S A REMINDER OF HIM AT HISBEST SELF. JOYCE: THIS IS HOW JEFF ANDROBIN MONSON-DUPUIS CHOOSE TOREMEMBER THEIR SON, ETHAN.>> HE LOVED TO PLAY MUSIC, HEWAS GREAT PLAYING GUITAR ANDPIANO. JOYCE: REMINDERS OF THE JOY HEBROUGHT COVER A CHEST NEAR INTHEIR LIVING ROOM.HIS TIME AS A CHILD, HIS COLLEGEDEGREE, THEIR HOLIDAYS TOGETHER JOYCE: THERE WERE A LOT OF YEARSPRIOR TO HIS DEATH WHERE THEREWAS A LOT OF TRAUMA AND PAIN ANDTHAT'S NOT THE FULL STORY.JOYCE: ETHAN DIED LAST DECEMBERAT AGE 25 OF A HEROIN OVERDOSE.HE HAD BATTLED DEPRESSION SINCEHE WAS 18.JOYCE: A LOT OF MENTAL HEALTHAND SUBSTANCE ABUSE ISSUES. HIS PARENTS DID ALL THEY COULDTO HELP HIM, KNOWING FULL WELLWHAT ADDICTION CAN DO.JEFF IS A RETIRED POLICEDETECTIVE, ROBIN APSYCHOTHERAPIST. >> I HAVE REALLY STRUGGLED WITHA SENSE OF GUILT AND SHAME,EVEN.HOW COULD I HAVE BEEN IN THISFIELD ALMOST 30 YEARS AND HAVE ACHILD WHO, DESPITE MY KNOWLEDGE,ENDED UP THIS WAY? AS THEY-- JOYCE: AS THEY GRIEVE, THEY'REDETERMINED TO SHATTER THE STIGMATHAT COMES WITH LOSING A CHILDTO A DRUG OVERDOSE.>> I'M NOT GONNA ALLOW THAT INMY LIFE, TO BE SHAMED INTOSILENCE.SO I WANT TO HELP FAMILY MEMBERSTALK TO EACH OTHER AND NOT KEEPQUIET IN THEIR PAIN AND THEIRGRIEF. JOYC THEY ARE STARTING ACHAPTER OF G.R.A.S.P., WHICHSTANDS FOR GRIEF RECOVERY AFTERA SUBSTANCE PASSING, IT'S ONEMORE WAY TO REMEMBER THEIR SON.>> HE WOULD BE GLAD WE'RETALKING ABOUT THIS.THAT PEOPLE WILL BE AWARE THISISN'T SOMETHING TO BE ASHAMEDOF.THAT THIS IS AN ILLNESS THATNEEDS TREATMENT AND FAMILY
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Parents helping others.

Parents helping others.

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