My two books, The Southie Pact, and the sequel, Hope and Despair, The Southie Pact Part Two are works of fiction set in South Boston.Although set in Southie, these two books depict the untimely deaths resulting from drug addiction which is affecting every community in the nation. They illustrate the grief, sadness, heartache, and despair loved one’s experience when they are left behind with memories of what was; and thoughts of what should have been.
In the first book a group of teenagers swear to a Pact not to see anymore of their friends die from drug overdoses, but as time passes, those involved with this pledge can’t keep their promise. In the sequel, new characters are introduced and the struggle against drug addiction continues.
Thousands and thousands of Americans die from drug overdoses each year. From 1999 through 2017, 702,000 Americans died from drug overdoses. In 2016, 64,070 died (116 Americans per day), in 2017, 72,237 died, in 2018, 67,367 died, and in 2019, over 70,000 died.
And this virus of addiction is not going away, only worsening with each passing day.
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