A Drug Cop. A Daughter On Opioids. One Family’s Story Of Addiction.

Pictures of Brooke Simmers, who died of a heroin overdose at the age of 19 on April 14, 2015. Kevin Simmers, Brooke's father,  is fundraising to build "Brooke's House"  near Hagerstown, MD, a long-term drug treatment facility for young women trying to beat drug and alcohol addiction.
Pictures of Brooke Simmers, who died of a heroin overdose at the age of 19 on April 14, 2015. Kevin Simmers, Brooke’s father, is fundraising to build “Brooke’s House” near Hagerstown, MD, a long-term  drug treatment facility for young women trying to beat drug and alcohol addiction.

Kevin Simmers spent years locking up drug dealers and addicts in Western Maryland. But when the opioid crisis found its way into his own home, the veteran police officer learned that everything he knows about drugs — and addiction — is wrong.  Read more of this compelling and deeply motivational interview that Kevin had with Patrick Madden and Tyrone Turner from National Public Radio – American University.

Find out more about the Simmer’s Family as they work diligently to make Brooke’s House a REALITY!

NPR Interview with Kevin