What is Suburban Junky?
SUBURBAN JUNKY is a memoir based on Jude Hassan's seven year battle with heroin addiction. The author, Jude Hassan, currently travels around the St. Louis region sharing his story to audiences of all types and sizes. If you would like to book Jude for a speaking event, please click here.
What is our mission?
Our purpose is to provide youth and parents with honest information related to drug addiction, and the risks associated with it. We utilize every possible platform to accomplish this, including: information services, a strong online presence, school-based events, literature, and community outreach. We urge parents, students, teachers, users, former users, and anyone else with suggestions, to reach out to us with your thoughts. You can reach us via email at, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Contact Us page. As always, we thank you for any suggestions you may have.
In your opinion, how can I keep my child from using drugs?
Never shy away from the issue. Talk to your child early on about the risks associated with drug abuse, and make sure they know what to do in case they are ever approached by someone who offers them drugs. Set a specific time and date to talk to your child, and try your best to stick to it. Also, make sure you don't push your kids away by being overly aggressive. This can be tough to do given the situation, but try your best to remain calm. Visit www.AddictionIsReal.org for more help on how to begin these conversations with your child.
What should I do if I suspect my child is using drugs?