The opioid epidemic has affected tens of thousands of people in Massachusetts — including the family members of those whose loved ones are struggling with addiction. That includes children with addicted parents.
Author-illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka knows what it's like to be one of those children. His mother suffered from a heroin addiction and he didn't know his father throughout much of his childhood, leaving him to be raised by his grandparents.
Krosoczka is known for his humorous children's books — such as the action-packed "Lunch Lady" and "Playtpus Police Squad" graphic novel series — but his latest book is different. He's telling his own story of growing up with addiction in the family through a graphic memoir titled "Hey, Kiddo."
This segment aired on November 30, 2018.