This is a Heart Breaking story of a mother and father’s struggles and the loss of their son due to addiction and mental illness. His struggles, his death from Heroin/ Fentanyl, and the amazing connection she had after his life.  One issue Barbara talks about is how difficult it was to obtain any information about an adult child’s progress in treatment or to be involved with giving any information at all.  Barbara discusses her connections to her son in his afterlife! Barbara is a Retired  R.N. and Author of “Bryant’s Story”.Bryant’s Story is a raw, emotional and to the point powerful book
Drug AddictionBetsy Wurzel and Barbara Oxenham discussed the stigma of mental health issues and drug addiction in our society today. How our society judges the parents and those who are addicted with very little understanding.  Betsy dedicates this show in memory of  Bryant Oxenham.
Please listen to this Audio Interview for this emotional interview on the parents’ journey with a son’s addiction and death and this is the second child they lost in the past three years.  Such a tragic loss for these parents:

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Barbara Oxenham was on Chatting with Betsy in September  2020 when she discussed the loss of her daughter Cambri ‘s Story. To read the Blog and listen to the audio:  The Loss of a Daughter
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