Lisa Gray’s 24-year-old son, Jordan, died from an overdose in 2018. She found her son in a van outside her home. At that moment, she promised her son she would continue to fight for help for people battling addiction because it’s a disease that’s claiming so many young lives. As a mom, she feels her purpose now is to educate families.
Fighting the Stigma
She wants families to know that addiction is a disease, and there is treatment available. Sometimes it can be hard to find the resources you need because in many areas they are scarce.
Her organization, A Promise to Jordan, is dedicated to her son. The website links families to important resources to get the help they need. Education, she says, is an important piece of the struggle. People in Connecticut can learn more about the …