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Here's what it's like to lose your child to heroin addiction
Just last week here in a desirable suburb of my hometown, 4 children overslept. She found her two parents, both professionals in their 30s, dead of a drug overdose. The opioid crisis is not just in our inner cities, my friends. You see, so many nice, responsible parents like you and me are getting addicted to opioids after surgery or a painful accident. When I saw this poem about drugs on Facebook yesterday posted by Duran Rakestraw, I knew I had to share in the hopes that we can build more awareness of this crisis.
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Writing poetry is one way addicts and others share the pain and turmoil that drug addiction brings into their lives. Sadness and desperation are universal themes in these poems, which often forge a strong emotional connection between the writer and the reader.
B efore my son Christopher became addicted to heroin, I never imagined I would lose him to an overdose. I knew of heroin only through television and movies, and Christopher was not the same as those addicts — glassy-eyed, gaunt, desperate. No, Christopher was handsome — he looked and smelled like an Abercrombie model. And he was my best friend. Once addiction grasped hold of him, though, he became somebody else.
Addiction can turn a perfectly healthy individual into a complete mess. There are many things that one can become addicted to. The common denominator is that it can ruin your life. Whether it be gambling, drugs, or some other kind of substance abuse, your life can quickly spin out of control if you aren't careful. There are some people that are born with an addictive personality. They may try a drug one time and it can ruin their lives forever. Others experiment with all sorts of lifestyle choices and nothing seems to stick to them.
Thursday 26 September UK News feed. Hannah Meredith, from Llanelli, South Wales, died on Oct 20 last year just weeks away from her 18th birthday. She had written the tear-jerking letter in her diary and wanted it published to warn other teenagers about the dangers of heroin. Mother Louise Meredith, 43, said: "She read it to me in the dining room. She'd written it in desperation in her diary, explaining how heroin had taken over her life. She was so proud of it, and I was so proud of her for writing it.