What We Can Learn From DMX’s Battle With Drug Addiction

DMX performs at The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards in 2001 in Miami Beach, Fla. The rapper died Friday at age 50.
DMX performs at The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards in 2001 in Miami Beach, Fla. The rapper died Friday at age 50.
DMX performs at The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards in 2001 in Miami Beach, Fla. The rapper died Friday at age 50.
DMX performs at The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards in 2001 in Miami Beach, Fla. The rapper died Friday at age 50.

What We Can Learn From DMX’s Battle With Drug Addiction

Through stigmas and criminalization, DMX was able to be strong in his toughest times to talk about his most intimate problems. Most notable was his addiction to crack cocaine, which he battled for decades.

Reset brings on a mental health and addiction expert about confronting addiction and why Black Americans are disproportionately punished and criminalized for their drug use.

GUEST: Jim Scarpace, executive director at Gateway Foundation in Aurora, Illinois