All parents worries about their children, no matter how old they are. That concern was taken to social media on Sunday night by General Hospital star Jack Wagner.
Wagner admitted that his son’s drug and alcohol addiction had reared its ugly head, and he was missing for five days after falling off the wagon. Wagner shared his worry with his fans on Twitter.
I'm going to ask those who want to share their fears, addictions & struggles to do so w me via Twitter. We can face them 2gether, I'll start— Jack Wagner (@JackWagnerhpk) July 11, 2016
I fear for my youngest sons safety. Harrison has struggled w drugs & alcohol just as I did when I was younger. He's relapsed & is MIA 5days— Jack Wagner (@JackWagnerhpk) July 11, 2016
Harrison Wagner is the son of the soap star and his ex-wife, Kristina Wagner. The couple married in 1993 after they fell in love on the set of GH, but they eventually divorced in 2006. Harrison is the couple’s youngest son.
Wagner had his own struggles with drugs and alcohol early in his career, but he has been sober for many years. His frankness regarding his son’s relapse opened up a refreshing dialogue on the social media platform about addiction.
Many fans shared their own journey to sobriety or talked about a family member who was battling addiction or who had lost his or her life to the disease.
@JackWagnerhpk I struggle with alcohol as well. It's hard to admit. My excuse is pain management.— Kendra ☕️ (@Kendra_U) July 11, 2016
@JackWagnerhpk I am so sorry, my son has issues with drugs and it's become very difficult! It's us parents who struggle endlessly!!— Marcea G Greenspan (@GMarcea) July 11, 2016
@JackWagnerhpk So hard as a parent to see our kids stumble— Cindi Lou (@cindilou_hoo) July 11, 2016
The good news is that Harrison reached out to his father and he is doing OK. However, his latest road to recovery is just beginning. It is common for addicts to fall off the wagon before they are able to stand on their own two feet.
Harrisons been in touch, he's 21 & in charge of his life, ty for the lv & prayers, please continue to share your struggles, it helps us all— Jack Wagner (@JackWagnerhpk) July 11, 2016
Wagner has opened up a wider dialogue with his fans about his family. He shows that they all share similar struggles, whether they are a soap star or a teacher. Life can present itself with many challenges along the way because addiction knows no boundaries; it can affect anyone of any race, gender, religion or socioeconomic bracket.
Hopefully Harrison will be able to get his life back on track soon. He has a lot of supporters rooting for him. All he has to do is read his father’s social media timeline.
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