From the Advocate: My mother, the addict: How this ‘brilliant, beautiful’ woman lost her way

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This article first appeared in the Advocate of Baton Rouge and contains contributions by Sarah Hamauei MD.

“She was brilliant, and also unassuming in a lot of ways … she’s a very kind, compassionate and loving woman, but she’s also extremely naïve. I didn’t really see it that way as a child, though. I just saw her as my beautiful, caring, funny, humble, nurturing mom. She was lovely … really.”

Karl Lawrence, 36, speaks these words with softness in his voice.

He recalls his childhood with remarkable ease and an obvious sense of pride that can be traced back to his close-knit family roots.

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