Talk show diva Wendy Williams feels lucky to be alive after more than a decade of cocaine abuse and now wants to help others be present in their own lives.
Williams has been giving back through the Hunter Foundation, created with husband Kevin Hunter, since 2014. The two recently added a new anti-drug initiative, BeHere.org. Their goal is to raise $10 million in five years to fund such things as drug treatment facilities and research, the latter focused on the synthetic marijuana K2.
She says substance abuse and addiction are discussed and dealt with much more openly today, but there’s a long way to go before complete acceptance. Williams says plenty of people still don’t want to talk about addiction, continuing the stigma.
Source: The Associated Press