Lauri Peterson

After an emotional year, Lauri Waring Peterson and her son Josh speak candidly about his battle with drug addiction.

on Jan 22, 2008

Josh: Moms always say that - I don't know about that, but I was definitely on a track towards death. No one can live a life like that. No one can live a life ... what most people do on Saturdays for fun, you're doing everyday. It's a source of income for you. At the time I was like, "This is the best job of my life... ." ...have a drink in my hand. It's 3 p.m. and my day is just starting. And that's everyday. It takes a toll on you. You're not doing those events anymore?

Josh: No — I'm not. ...I actually attended one, but I didn't work the party. It was massive...40,000 people, and I was sober and I had fun. It was great.

Lauri: He's working at a local restaurant. You've been line dancing, huh, Josh? Wait, what?

Josh: They have this little thing where three times a day... they dance. I hide.

Be sure to check in next week after the reunion, for part two of the interview.