Whether you’re a fellow comrade in this war opiates are waging on us or not chances are you know at least one person who has died way too soon as a result of this poison fueled plague. I just got a call from a friends mom who told me they found her dead in her bathroom earlier tonight. Her 8 year old daughter was the one who found her and had to call 911.
These calls have gotten way too frequent for me and I dont know about you guys but I’m getting really tired of putting my friends and family in the ground. The saddest part is knowing that before it’s all over my dad and at least 3 other people in my own family are gonna be in here I’m afraid.
I’m starting this thread as a place to memorialize the ones I’ve had to bury and lay a few virtual flowers on the graves of a couple I havent thought about in a long time. Feel free to add to the list of you would like, as a matter of fact were an all inclusive family here, if you know anyone who has died as a result of indulging in any addiction be it an overdose, a drunken car accident, an std, a suicide, whatever let us help you mourn them so they aren’t forgotten.
Maybe when the list gets long enough it will motivate some of the newcomers to the app to join us and stay sober, to be honest I cant think of many better reasons to quit than not dying alone in a dark room with a needle in my arm or subjecting a child to the trauma of having to watch their parent die in front of them.
Michael L. - 2003
Corey H. - 2011
Amber M. - 2013
Sean H. - June 22nd 2016
Ed M. - November 9th 2016
Nelson H. Jr - August 17th 2017
Alyson R. - February 10th 2018
Erica Y. - July 15th 2018
“Oh but you and all your vibrant youth
How could anything bad ever happen to you?
You make a fool of death with your beauty
And for a moment
I thought that love was in the drugs but the more I took
The more it took away yet I could never get enough” - florence and the machine
I love you all: the people on the list and you guys reading it as well. To those of you who provide the inspiration I need to get up and fight this bastard itch every day thank you. You are a large part of the catalyst that make this one day at a time thing work for me so I can stay off this list myself and for that I am more grateful than you will ever know.