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Diedre, raised by a strong, single Black mother, knows that a good education is her ticket out of the inner city. She has the opportunity to become anything she could ever dream of, but at what price without ever really knowing responsibility before being thrust out into adulthood? Beverly lives with her parents and six siblings in a family that puts the "D" in dysfunction. With no real role model or guidance into womanhood, Beverly must decide for herself how to deal with real issues and what she will allow to happen to her family. In the blink of an eye, the lives of these two best friends are changed forever when Beverly's family is torn apart by drug addiction and abuse. During this important time in their lives, the two must make some major decisions. In life you either count your blessings or curse your circumstances. This story chronicles the raw emotion born out of the choices they each make. Are they counting or cursing?