Encouraging good choices: Students hear from mother, son about perils of drug use
(Mohave Desert Valley News, Oct. 24) When Aaron Rubin was in high school, he was a football player, and he was headed to college. However, he had a drug habit that his family didn't know about. It began with steroids, and then overdosed from OxyContin, which left him in a coma. When he awoke, he'd lost his ability to speak or walk. Doctors say he could have been in better condition now if the people he was with had sought help for him sooner. Today, he and his mother tour high schools spreading his life lesson, which has a dramatic effect on teens when they see Aaron's condition. READ MORE.