After Marilyn calmed down,
little Nancy ( around 4 years old )
piped up with something like, approximately:
" we are going to the crack house "
implying that I shud not interfere with their departure.
Responding to her,
I sat with her and had a gentle conversation,
softly explaining the occasional negative effects on health and longevity
of crack use, overdoses, and the results of addiction.
Marilyn sat there silently.
She later told me that she liked having me give Nancy an anti-drug talk.
It looks like you tried very hard to help her out and possibly try to see life a little differently than in a destructive way. You can't force her to stop taking drugs but you can stop her from endangering her child and that's exactly what you did.
she is free of any addiction, now,
I like his taste in clothing