In Episode 195, I speak with Jim Rauh, who founded Families Against Fentanyl after the death of his son, Thomas at the age of 37. We speak candidly about how this illegal, illicit drug should be considered a weapon of mass destruction.
We speak about Jim’s delight when Thomas was born, and later, Thomas’ struggle with drugs. We delve into how his death affected the family as well as Jim’s grief and how he dealt with it.
He created Families Against Fentanyl to help those who came after him and to make the authorities more aware of the deadly destruction fentanyl is having on our nation and its young people.
Jim sued and won an $18 million judgment against the Chinese drug trafficking organization that caused his son’s death. And while he may never collect it, he continues to campaign to have illicit fentanyl declared a Weapon of Mass Destruction in the United States.
Fentanyl is now the leading cause of death in 15-48 year olds.
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Jim will also be speaking at the Lost Voices of Fentanyl Rally in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 23rd at the Washington Monument. Learn more here.
Thank you Jim for your time and sharing your story with us.
We are grateful!
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