In 2010, a former high school football player named Daryl Hall was found dead at age 34 from a heroin overdose.
His body was found on a grassy knoll just outside his suburban Houston home.
It was the culmination of a long series of overdoses that led to his suicide.
Hall’s death shocked the community.
In 2010 Texas lawmakers passed a law that allows drug users who overdose to die in the county jail.
As the years went on, Hall’s family grew more vocal in calling for reform.
They called on the state to reform the death penalty, which was then a felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
“If we’re going to keep a system of the death row, we’re not going to have a system that’s fair to people,” said Hall’s mother, Halle Berry, who has since been a nationally-known advocate for the death sentence.
She says her son’s death has changed her perspective on drug addiction and her son and her family were not alone in that.
The HalleBerry family also made history when they were the first to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize for a book, “How to Heal,” which was published in 2010 and won the same award as “How To Die.”
But it wasn’t until Hall’s brother, Anthony, read the book and realized how important it was that he take it to the president that he was able to finally say, “Enough is enough.”
The book was not only a landmark book for Halle, it also changed the way he thought about drugs.
“I knew that there were drugs out there that had more positive effects than I was aware of,” Anthony Hall said.
“But I didn’t know about how many drugs I was taking.”
After the Pulitzer Prize, Hall wrote a book about his own life and death and went on to become a journalist.
He now works as a consultant on the prison crisis in Texas and serves as a board member for the Prison Policy Initiative.
He also founded the Halleberry Foundation, a national non-profit dedicated to fighting for drug treatment and prevention.
In his book, he also addressed Hall’s story as a father and mother struggling with grief.
“It’s not about drugs or heroin,” Hall wrote.
“In fact, it’s a struggle to come to grips with the fact that drugs and the death of your son is a real, real burden.”
Hall’s book, which is now in its second edition, is about his son’s struggles, and he also writes about his struggles with PTSD.
In the book, Hall writes that he is struggling to “understand what the drugs are doing to him and how to help him.”
“It was like a flood,” Halle said.
“[Hall] had no idea that the way drugs affect the brain, it affects your emotions and it affects how you feel.”
“My son died because of his drugs,” Hali Berry said.
Hall died because his life was being turned upside down by the drug culture in his neighborhood, and the drug epidemic in Texas has impacted the lives of millions of people in the United States.
“He was one of the lucky ones,” Berry said, noting that Hall’s drug use affected the entire family.
“We were always the ones who knew how to handle it.”
Halle also wrote a letter to President Donald Trump, thanking him for the support he’s received in dealing with the opioid crisis.
“You know that I am grateful for the work you’ve done, and that I thank you for being the president of the United State,” he wrote.
Halle’s book also changed him.
“When I wrote that book, I felt like I had to stand up for the other people who had had their own tragedies and struggles,” Halis Berry said about Hall.
“And it was like I needed to say, ‘Enough is not enough.'”
After Hall died, the family made it a point to attend the funeral.
The family, as a group, sang and danced in his honor.
The next day, he had a funeral, with family members attending, including his mother.
“The whole thing was like, ‘We need to come and get our son,'” Berry said of the outpouring of support.
“Because that’s who he was.”
The HalisBerry family continues to fight for drug policy reform and the people who are dying from drug addiction.
“People who overdose are not alone,” Halsey Berry said when we talked about the drug crisis.
Halsea Berry has since become a nationally known advocate for drug addiction reform, and she also served as the first-ever chair of the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA).
She believes the drug addiction epidemic in America is caused by “political correctness,” a term coined by activist and author Al Sharpton that refers to the tendency for the government to protect people from certain groups.
She said the term is a “politically correct euphemism for ‘safe spaces,’ ‘safe zones,’