Gina McDonald and Jacqui Berlinn– along with other mothers – founded Mothers Against Drug Deaths.
These are moms who want to keep kids from losing their lives and futures to Fentanyl. Many more of them are stepping up, as parents, and citizens of California, to demand that government and law enforcement shut down the drug death markets, create psychiatry for all, and adopt a “Shelter First” policy for drug addicted homeless, so they can get the help they need.
They’ve had enough. As mothers of children killed by Fentanyl and mothers of homeless addicts living on the streets of San Francisco and Los Angeles, they’re expanding their advertising campaign statewide and calling on Governor Newsom to immediately close the deadly open-air drug markets that are killing children.
They advocate and that parents the across the world should know that California cities are unsafe for children and families. It’s no wonder that hundreds of thousand people and businesses have left California. Many of them left citing the open-air drug markets.
Gina McDonald grew up in a household with an alcoholic father. While in high school, she experimented with alcohol and marijuana. When she turned 21, she unfortunately followed her father’s footsteps and started drinking heavily, eventually becoming addicted. She has been sober for decades.
Gina’s daughter, Sam, began experimenting with marijuana in high school and later moved onto cocaine and heroin. She ended up on the street, frequenting the Tenderloin. In a positive step, Sam recently admitted herself into rehab where she is in recovery.
Jacqui Berlinn is trying to save her son, Corey, from death by Fentanyl. She used to hide her story out of shame. But she realized a few years ago that remaining silent didn’t help her son or anyone else including herself. Corey is one of over 100,000 unsheltered people in California. Many are suffering addiction to Fentanyl and other hard drugs.
Their story must be heard.
Also In Season 6
Former NHL Player Ryan Phillips - How I Overcame Addiction - Benzos Were Not the Answer
Dr. Michelle Humeidan Pioneer in Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Management
Robert Kanter Fentanyl's Destructive Impact. How We Got Here
Jason Yamas. I Once Controlled the Crystal Meth Market in the SFO Gay Community