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Old 05-14-2018, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This isn't for my own attention or to get sympathy but I just want to say if you or someone you know is struggling with addiction please seek help and encourage others who are struggling to do the same thing.

We lost my brother in law to a heroin overdose last week. He was a great man with a bad problem and after fighting to get clean, and being in and out of rehab for many years, he relapsed and passed away the first time he had used in over a year.

Life changes fast. There is an opioid epidemic in this country right now and it hit really close to home for our family.

If you or someone you know needs help try to do what you can to get treatment.
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This isn't for my own attention or to get sympathy but I just want to say if you or someone you know is struggling with addiction please seek help and encourage others who are struggling to do the same thing.

We lost my brother in law to a heroin overdose last week. He was a great man with a bad problem and after fighting to get clean, and being in and out of rehab for many years, he relapsed and passed away the first time he had used in over a year.

Life changes fast. There is an opioid epidemic in this country right now and it hit really close to home for our family.

If you or someone you know needs help try to do what you can to get treatment.
Sorry for your loss. Many are suffering, it's very unfortunate.
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sad deal. Sorry for your families loss. I deal with folks lost in addiction daily. Lot of time they're people you would never suspect it from. It's a terrible problem nationwide. There's help out there. Here's some quick access to information and resources: https://www.opidemic.org
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My Utah high school graduating class has lost at least 6 to heroin overdoses in the past 14 years and one of my best friends from high school has been in and out of rehab for years.

It's more of a problem than many want to admit. Good reminder to be a support to those that are struggling.


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Old 05-15-2018, 08:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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This isn't for my own attention or to get sympathy but I just want to say if you or someone you know is struggling with addiction please seek help and encourage others who are struggling to do the same thing.

We lost my brother in law to a heroin overdose last week. He was a great man with a bad problem and after fighting to get clean, and being in and out of rehab for many years, he relapsed and passed away the first time he had used in over a year.

Life changes fast. There is an opioid epidemic in this country right now and it hit really close to home for our family.

If you or someone you know needs help try to do what you can to get treatment.
I am sorry for your loss.

I know what you are going through, I lost my son to a heroin overdose 6 years ago, and his fiance died 3 years before him of the same thing. She died in his arms and he never got over it.

After she died he spent a year in rehab, was clean for another year, had his life in order and then died on his first time in two years.

That is how most heroin overdoses happen, heroin leaves your body pretty quickly when you stop, then when the user uses again they use the same amount as they last used and it is too much for their body to handle.

It was a hard thing for me to do a welfare check on him at his apartment and find him there.

Prayers out to you and your family.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Opioid deaths from prescription pain killers is down. The heroin coming across our Southern border with those "poor innocent families" is killing a lot of Americans.
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Very sorry for your loss, both of you.
There is not hardly a family who not been touched by this addiction.
I have seen so many families torn apart by it.
Sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, etc. That get addicted.
I have a couple of friends that have spent their life savings trying to save their children.
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for those that know someone it can help. http://www.utahnaloxone.org/

it's free and it can save a life if given in a timely manner.



sorry to hear of loved one that so many have already lost.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Tearing families apart and destroying lives, and what is on half this countries mind? Russian collusion, a "fling" with an adult film star, the poor me - I'm the victim here, and don't forget about all the offended ones out there over some silly thing or another.

A tragedy indeed and it will take us, as caring citizens, to get a handle on it.
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for those that know someone it can help. http://www.utahnaloxone.org/

it's free and it can save a life if given in a timely manner.



sorry to hear of loved one that so many have already lost.
I have seen it work firsthand. Thanks for sharing that.
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