In a recent AP interview, Jon Bon Jovi was asked about his daughter Steph’s heroin overdose in her college dorm room. He replied, “Steph is a great kid. Great GPA. Cool school, Hamilton College. Everything about it is idyllic. She was doing great. Then a sudden and steep decline. Hopefully we caught it when we did and that’s the end of it. But who knew? I’ve got three more to come.”
As a father of two great kids, I can imagine what Jon is going through. You do the best you can teaching your children the difference between and right and wrong. But in the end, it’s up to them to make the final decision about things like drugs. A parent can only hope the good decisions outnumber the bad.