POLARTROPICA’s ‘Golden Soul’ is more social and political than you’d might think. And it’s a call to the people surrounding the persons with addictions (especially opioids) and how one slips into that cycle of chemical dependency.
“I wrote ‘Golden Soul’ watching someone close to me struggle through opioid addiction and the devastating effects it has had on the family and everyone connected. We got a call from Ava the day Trump got elected to office, and have not seen her since. When a trusted doctor prescribed Oxycontin for a back injury from horseback riding 10 years ago, no one would have known that it would slowly devolve into a full-on heroin addiction. Now, we see in the news every day that entire communities are destroyed by this.”
“On one hand, you’re fighting this incredibly heartbreaking and constant internal battle, while at the same time navigating responsibilities, stigma, family, the lack of resources available for treatment, especially for those not financially able to check into a privatized comprehensive treatment facility. The relationship with an addict comes from a place of love, and morphs into a whole other form of codependency, and the cycle continues.”
A serious subject, put in an absorbable frame.