June 9, 2013. My gorgeous and talented 24 year old daughter Sara lost her struggle(with what I came to learn just 8 months earlier), with prescription Opiates. Her journey was long, sad and destructive. She always wanted to march to the tune of her own drummer, and never thought that I and the rest of her family understood her, we didn't. I miss her and all the possibilities she could have and should have experienced. The pain and grief cuts so deep and gets overwhelming at times. I have so many regrets. I feel like I let her down in life and she turned to this alternative lifestyle for acceptance and love.