If you read here much you will know that I believe that drug usage leads to the destruction of families and can contribute to violence in relationships. And that is besides what it does to the persons who take them.
Shawn Bridges knew the cost. Who is Shawn Bridges? He was a father, a truck driver, a man with a message, and an addict. He admitted that he had made unwise choices in his life, and he determined to go public with that in the hopes that the ones who came after him would listen.
Shawn Bridges set out to document the damage his drug addiction had cost him. You see…..Shawn Bridges was dying.
His film resulted in a 29 minute documentary about his addiction to meth last year called “No More Sunsets.” He died on Monday March 26, 2007. He was 35. But he died with the knowlege that he had accomplished something in his life, and he died with the hope that others would learn from him.
Thank you for speaking out Shawn Bridges, thank you for your honesty and your effort. Rest in Peace Shawn Bridges, your job is done now.
abcnews.go.com (picture of Shawn Bridges at link)
A My Space for Shawn Bridges operated by his brother
Now it is up to the rest of us.