Ugh. This makes my stomach hurt.
Jon Bon Jovi’s only daughter Stephanie, 19, has reportedly overdosed on heroin and has been arrested, along with another student at Hamilton College in upstate New York.
“Stephanie Bongiovi was found unresponsive by an ambulance crew sent to Hamilton College early Wednesday after a report that a female had apparently overdosed in Dunham Hall, the school’s largest dorm.
Town of Kirkland police investigator Peter Cania said Bongiovi, of Red Bank, N.J., was recovering at a hospital he declined to name.
Officers sent to the dorm initially found a small amount of heroin and arrested Ian Grant, 21, also of Red Bank and a Hamilton student, according to police reports.
Investigators got a search warrant for the dorm and found heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, leading to Bongiovi’s arrest. Cania would not say whether the search involved her room.
Police didn’t know whether Bongiovi or Grant have lawyers. Jon Bon Jovi’s representative wasn’t commenting Wednesday.
Bongiovi and Grant were each charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. Bongiovi was also charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and criminally using drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.”
I know the pain parents feel when this monster creeps into the family. Heroin is a horrible, menacing drug–and no family is immune to its quiet terror. If you think your child won’t try it–think again. It’s cheap and readily available. Educate yourself as parents, and above all, don’t think for one second you’re above it all.
Our good thoughts are with Jon, his family and of course, with Stephanie. It’s a rough road ahead, but recovery is always possible. If you or a loved one have an addiction problem, ADDRESS it. Don’t sweep it under the rug.