C is for Compassion –
October 10, 2019 – Salia explains that addiction is “getting attracted to something so you keep doing it over and over again. It makes people feel like they need drugs and alcohol to feel OK.” She then discusses her parents’ recovery mechanisms, including journaling, drawing and meditation.
“It feels good to help other children who went through what I went through,” she says. “I’m proud of Mom and Dad for asking for help and not using drugs and alcohol anymore.” Creators of the show — which has tackled homelessness, incarceration and death — said they decided to take on this issue because of data that shows 5.7 million children under age 11 live in households with a parent with substance abuse issues.