I could never have imagined that, 16 years after this photograph was taken, I would be talking about Austin’s life in the past tense. My beautiful boy, filled with promise and hope, died from an accidental drug overdose when he was 20 years old. Now, all I have are memories and shattered dreams. Addiction to alcohol and other drugs is stealing America’s youth and is our country’s #1 social and health issue. After Austin’s death I left my career to devote my life to help bring an end to this horrific crisis.