After hearing about the recent heroin overdose of Stephanie Bongiovi, the 19-year-old daughter of entertainer and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi, I was relieved to learn the young lady received medical attention quickly enough to avoid death or permanent injury.
However, I was saddened to learn that police in the upstate New York town where she was attending college attempted to pursue criminal charges against her for drug possession, in relation to the incident.
When this semester began at my college, the first Thursday night (party night) I had to call the police because a girl living next to me was freaking out from a bad trip on whatever she had eaten that night. I don't know if she ever got in trouble for that incident (I certainly didn't, since I didn't even know her), but a Good Samaritan law is absolutely critical on college campuses. Substance abuse incidents occur literally every week here.
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