Andrea Grace Phillips • TEDxEvansville
“Secondhand Addiction” is a series of potentially harmful side effects on someone who has a loved one with a substance use disorder. Andre’a Grace Phillips is the mother of an only son, Roman, who died from complications of his decade-long struggle with a substance use disorder. In her talk, she will be sharing the personal experiences with her son’s disease that led her to identify her own Secondhand Addiction symptoms. She will also discuss strategies for thriving in the midst of the ongoing trauma of both loving and losing a child to the epidemic sweeping our country.