Alcohol, the Easiest Drug to Find

To drink or not to drink, that is the question

Catherine Oceano
Black Bear
Published in
4 min readApr 3, 2024

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A broken rowboats sits on a shore. People can be seen as small specks in the background
A broken wreck. Photo credit: author’s husband, Dave Gilbert

My son died last summer as a result of the toxic drug supply. He was thirty-two. He had struggled with substance abuse issues starting when he was a teenager; alcohol was what most of his friends used for their weekend parties. And while we did not let teens drink at our home, plenty of other parents did. Many of them believed…

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Catherine Oceano
Black Bear

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