by Janet Colbert
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About the Book
This book is an intimate look at the seedy underworld of organized pill pushers collaborating in our own backyard! This is not only isolated to someone else’s family, it also affects mine and yours. This is an opiate epidemic that is fueled by greed! The number of deaths and babies born to addiction escalates every year, and we continue to make the excuse; the drug companies are too powerful! It’s time to STOPPNow!!!
About the Author
Janet Colbert is a passionate woman who cares about the lives of others. She was born in New York and moved to Florida at the age of 2. She is a proud Floridian who loves and cares for her community. Colbert earned dual degrees (BSN and BPS) after intense schooling at nights and on weekends while holding down a full time job.
While working as a neonatal intensive care nurse Colbert came to realize that she wasn’t just caring for sick babies, instead she observed more and more babies being born into addiction. After further research on her own, Colbert found she was in the middle of a nationwide epidemic that has its epicenter in Broward County, Florida. Sickened by the revelation about the community she loves, Colbert started writing letters to local and national leaders.
Colbert soon realized that this was not enough and that she could not stand by caring for the increasing number of addicted babies and not give more of herself. She and two other mothers organized protests in front of some of the 150 pain clinics in Broward County. The protests and protestors multiplied as concerned parents joined in their efforts. Colbert knew she needed to do more, so she did. She has presently brought the fight back to the politicians as well as writing a book about this pandemic, STOPPNow!!!
Janet Colbert’s efforts have been recognized by her community. On May 11th she was inducted into the 2017 “100 Most Outstanding Women of Broward County.”
(2017, Paperback, 334 pages)