I also wish you the best on your project. I am a psychiatric nurse and on a daily basis I help people that have issues with substance abuse. Alot of them self medicate themselves with drugs to deal with the pressures in life. Some do drugs because "legal and prescribed medication" is expensive for them. This is sad. They feel worthless.... Maybe your project will reach someones heart so they can turn away from being a slave to substance abuse (2 Corinthian 7:1)
Hi Mary, I am sorry for your loss.
My name is Georgia ,Iam also from il. Close by.
I am sorry that you have to be on this journey , .i lost my husband one year and nine days ago. And I know what you are going through.
Hugs and prayers .