my son paul

We were best mates joined at the hip some said. We were both in recovery i am clean and sober for 15 years paul 4 years,
paul worked with me and was becoming an important part of the business he ran marathons like me and loved to travel

we were due to fly out to china on business together in october for 2 weeks. everything seems fine.
I was in london on september 7th 2011 spoke with paul in the afternoon and had a laugh and joke as he was complaining of being unwell sympathy is not one of my assets.
little did i know that would be the last time we would speak.
He didnt contact me on thursday which was strange and on friday am i just knew something was wrong i went to his apartment and found him dead. He had relapsed and died of a drugs overdose. I had tried to look out for him and it breaks my heart that i wasnt there for him

his loving dad richard
paul was 35

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Nov 02, 2011
Sorry to Hear About your son
by: Anonymous

I am so sorry to hear about your son. My heart goes out to you. I lost my 28 year old son a year ago and have blamed myself for not being there for him as well. I do understand all the pain that you are going through. My thoughts are with you

Nov 02, 2011
Hugging you Richard
by: Sue

Your story touched my heart. I lost my husband 8 months ago and I am stumbling along the road of grief.
You are not responsible for Paul's death - you were the best dad you could be but he had his own demons which you couldn't control. Please carry on being the Dad he looked up to and wanted to be like.
I think of you and send hugs,
Sue xxx

Nov 02, 2011
My Heart Goes Out To You
by: Anonymous

....my only son, Cody died 11/24/2010 (just 3 weeks shy of his 21st birthday) also from an accidental overdose. He had been clean for 7 months. This first year has been so hard. Life must go on for us regardless of how hard it is at times. Just remember to take one step, one breath at a time. Thoughts and prayers going out to you.

Nov 02, 2011
Your son Paul
by: Maureen

Richard I am so sorry for your loss My son and I were in early recovery together and doing so well and healthy and were also joined at the hip. Last year I went away for a short vacation and my son relapsed and accidentally died of a drug overdose due to no longer having tolerance.I know your pain and I will be praying for you...somedays I take it one hour at a time

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