Jon Bon Jovi is no stranger to applause and praise. The front man is publicly supporting a fresh New Jersey law that deals with drug overdose – a topic that hits close to home for the rockstar.
Jon joined New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as he signed a bill yesterday, one that is intended to prevent deaths from drug overdoses. The law makes sure overdose victims are treated in an urgent manner and protects people who are scared to report an overdose for fear they will be arrested for drug possession. The musician called the law a ‘lifesaver’ and believes it will save the lives of countless people, people like his very own daughter.
Back in November, his 19-year-old daughter Stephanie overdosed on drugs in her New York college dorm. At the time of the incident, Jon explained, “I’m shocked as much as the next parent with this situation and had no idea. Steph is a great kid. Great GPA. Cool school … everything about it is idyllic. She was doing great, then a sudden and steep decline.” Charges of drug possession against the teenager were initially dropped and she recovered.
The new law would protect people from these charges so they will be more likely to call and report a drug overdose – and save lives.