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495284 tn?1333894042

Another Life Lost~

On Tuesday a 19 yr old young man took his own life.  He was born to an addicted mother and followed in her footsteps.  His mother was let out of jail to attend his viewing and then taken back.   The only time he was ever clean was when he was in jail.  He was a customer of mine,  He was a good looking kid with a big smile.  I remember the last time i saw him..  His eyes were just shallow.  All he ever wanted was to fit in and to be loved.  His addict mind told him that this was how he found what he was looking for and at the same time he thought the drugs took the pain away.  It was such a vicious cycle for him and one he just couldnt find his way out.  His death has shaken up the recovery world in my town.  There was nothing any of us could of done to stop this tragedy.  All we can do is step up our recovery to make sure this doesnt happen to us as none of us are exempt to the evils this addiction holds.  Please everyone, make it a plan to reach out and do whatever it takes to keep yourself clean and sober, your life depends on it~

RIP
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Oh this is so so sad :,( just a baby he was. So young,what a waste of a beautiful life. Gosh I hate drugs,just hate them. I'm sorry you had watch him spiral out and nothing you can do. It's awful to feel helpless. But I've learned no one can help us unless we want it and mean it. ~RIP
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11318065 tn?1462984479
Im so sorry....  It must be awful to be so young and in that much pain!  Reminds me that I am headed in the right direction!  And Krissy is right, no one can help us unless we want it and mean it!  So sorry :(
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God I hate this disease ...the one thing I get complacent on is to remind people that this is a deadly disease...we think we can handle more and more as we continue to get high  but in realty where walking on a tightrope of death   as your tolerance builds up it takes more and more to just be normal and this is where it gets really dangerous respiratory failure can happen at even moderate dose's you go to sleep and never wake up this day saddens me...so so young he had his whole life in front of him  a sad sad day  but it drives me to work harder here on the forum trying to help people NOT DO THIS to them selfs  I will pray for the family....Gnarly
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480448 tn?1426948538
How sad sweetie.  Just another reminder that this disease does and can kill the sufferers!  

Wish I could give you a REAL life {{{{{hug}}}}}.  Prayers for his loved ones.
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I never get used to these stories, no matter how many I hear. I am so sorry for the world to have lost another diamond in the rough. I so wish he had met with The Jeweler and had all the rough cut away, that we could see him shine. Today, I remember just how lucky I am to have lived this long and still have time to polish my rough edges.
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RIP young man. May you find love and comfort wherever you are. :-((  
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1551327 tn?1514045867
I am so sorry to hear this Sara.
I wish his story did not have to end so early and I hope that all of his music did not die inside him.  May he rest finally in peace and may he be the last who dies alone.
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2122807 tn?1560619706
thanks for the post Sarah.
it's good to not forget.
hugs,
lily
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This is a very sad story, but one that many of us trying to make a change in our lives must be aware of.
thank you for posting this and reminding us that drugs are not the answer. my condolences go out to u and his loved ones xxx
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1253584 tn?1332877954
It's sad. I'm sorry to read this. This disease is cunning baffling n powerful..it comes at us n people, places and things. It's sad that some have to die in order for others to live.
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Lord, that is awful.   Did he die of respiratory failure from opiates?  

I needed this wake-up call...I've been feeling sorry for myself and thinking "why did I ever stop" because all my health issues are appearing.....my hyperactive GI tract, that kept me up all night last night, the back pain, all the stuff the pills made disappear.

BUT.

I'd rather have all of those issues than be dead.  I can hug my daughter, I can watch a movie, I am ALIVE.  

My heart grieves for this young man, and for his mother...God Bless.
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Pray for the addict who will be born today and the addict who will die today who never had the chance to experience recovery and God bless those who have got clean and continue to reach out to those in need.
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2083449 tn?1381354708
Why oh why does this have to happen?

There but for the grace of God go I, you, and everyone else who suffers with this disease.

RIP
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This is a tragic story to read.  It makes me so sad and angry when I hear about a young persons death bc of addiction.  We get complacent and forget we loose good people to this dreadful disease.  We need to educate as many people about this disease.  It doesn't just steal from the one that's sick, but it steals from all.  It's so empty and hollow feeling when a young person such as this boy.  His whole life was right there in front of him.  And, with just a swallow, or snort shot or drank it was gone.  And in its place was left sadness.

We must lead by example so those that don't know recovery can want it.
Attraction is key.  Knowledge is power.

I'm sending prayers out to his family and friends.  Let's remember him for who he wanted to be.  
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