Lost my warm loving 31 year old son.
by from a loving mom
My son struggled with addiction to heroin for about 8 years. We lost him on April 22nd. Today is my birthday, and I have been missing him for 3 weeks. He was so smart, handsome and tall, well built and athletic, people loved to be around him. We gave him a good life, and tried so hard to get him better. He always said, he was good, doing better. But we'd see signs. He saw a psychiatrist, and was on suboxone, but the last few weeks of his life was a spiral. He went on a trip with a friend, to "get off drugs", but cheated. He got home and lied and went to get more drugs. The morning he died, he was just hanging out, still a little high from the weekend, but seemed ok. My husband and I went to work, and he found a way to the drug dealer. I left for work at 8 a.m, and he was probably gone by 11 a.m. Everyone was devasted by this senseless loss. If we can jail criminals, why can't we have a place for heroin addicts. Where they can't get out, and they can get better. Instead we just let these young people with their whole lives ahead of them die.