>>RECOVERY NEWS<< Rep. Mary Bono Mack Publicly Discusses Family Struggles with Addiction
Posted Oct 19 2009 12:00am
The Desert Sun, a daily paper based out of Palm Springs, Calf., ran a feature this morning where Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (widow of Rep. Sonny Bono) frankly discusses how drugs and alcohol have affected her and her family’s life:
There was a time when Rep. Mary Bono Mack said she could not fathom publicly tackling the addictions that have plagued her family. As a child, she was taught that those were things you don’t discuss aloud, she told a crowd Sunday at Destiny Church in Indio. But then, the congresswoman said it dawned on her that her family’s struggles were not unique and that staying silent was not only intolerable, but could be fatal to loved ones.
“Somewhere along the line, we stopped understanding that pain is normal,” she said. “Churches give us ways to deal with pain. Families give us strength. Not drugs.”