Losing Someone to Drug Overdose

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Losing Someone to Drug Overdose

If you've lost someone you loved due to them overdosing on drugs, let's talk about it here.

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This hurts

I have never done this before, so excuse me if I'm doing it wrong. I just feel like I need to get this story out there before I become to much of a coward and back away again. I've done that before.I…Continue

Started by Jay Apr 13.

My Sister

Three months ago today I lost my sister. She was beautiful inside and out. She struggled with an addiction to pills for the longest time and it ultimately took her life. I miss her so much and it…Continue

Started by Lea Williams Jan 20.

Lost My Best Friend to Heroin..

About 2 months ago I lost my best friend to an accidental overdose. It was by far the worst day of my life. I was next door when his ex girlfriend called my phone from his. She had went to hang out…Continue

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Started by Leah Turpin May 29, 2015.

loosing everything in a blink of an eye 1 Reply

Nearly two months ago, I lost my fiancée to heroine overdose. We had a marriage in every sense of the word but legally. Now.....Now he's gone. Idk how to get up in the morning. Idk how to live…Continue

Started by Snickle_8. Last reply by Emily W Apr 28, 2015.

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Comment by Marie Minnich 6 hours ago

I am so sorry for everyones loss. In 2009 I lost my 32 year old daughter to a heroin overdose. My path of grief recovery has been long and sad, if there is such a thing as recovery. My first year I was suicidal. Because I am a writer, I have chronicled my journey in a memoir, "The Grief Chronicles: With You in My Eyes Like Flaming Flowers: The AfterMath of Death by Overdose", in hopes it might bring some hope and comfort to other families. It is of course available on Amazon, (who doesn't allow me to offer a coupon for a free copy), but I provide here a coupon for a free copy from my other distributor for a free ebook version at www.smashwords.com, code ZM57C  for anyone on this forum (please, only for members of this forum). I can say after 6 years, that things do improve somewhat. Yes, there will always be the waves of grief. Please remember remember that you will always be nurtured by the love that you carry for your beloved. Peace and strength. It does get better.

Comment by Titi B. on April 19, 2016 at 10:48am

I lost my husband 23 days ago to a heroin overdose.  I didnt get final reports back, but they found needles near him and some bags.  He was 30 years old, we would have been married this year 10 years.  When I met him 10 years ago he was just out of rehab and since then he kept himself clean. We were happy finally enjoying our hard work.  He had a surgery early January and I think the meds just got him back in the old ways. I had no clue he was using or for how long he was using. I feel guilty for not knowing and for being angry at him lately for what I though was lazy behavior.  I thought he was just overdoing the pills and we were arguing about it.  I am still in shock as to what took him there or why. We were really happy up to after this procedure he had.  I thought he was depressed but then again he assured me nothing was wrong.  I feel like an idiot and angry at myself for not picking up on this and help him. I am very depressed about it.  Everything I knew and love is now gone. My hopes and dreams everything is gone.  I was fearless in life knowing that I had him, now I am this shadow of a person just wanting to die.

Comment by Nikki on April 11, 2016 at 11:31pm
I know. It's just so surreal, I can't accept it. Yet every day comes and goes. Regardless of what's going on inside of us. It's a lonely road, that's for sure.
Comment by Gina M on April 11, 2016 at 1:34pm
Oh my gosh. I can relate. Except we didntt have kids. So sorry. We were divorced Also
But reconciled and just waiting for him to move back In. He had drinking issues in he past but looking back now drugs surfaced probably from that behavior. I realize why he hasn't moved back in yet.. He was Living that other life. Found text from night he died making arrangements to go get High. I am shocked. Emails too. Been going on for a while it seems. Maybe he tried to quit too it seems but failed. Long story but back to work today and I keep getting that, you doing better? Question. No... I won't be ...give me about 20 years. And I still won't be.
Comment by Nikki on April 11, 2016 at 12:02am
I lost my ex on Feb 29th to an accidental overdose that was laced with fentanyl as well. We have 3
Kids. We were together 18 years and apart for four. During those four years we could barely talk to each other because he couldn't forgive me for leaving him and I couldn't forgive him for forcing me to. Now I feel like I've lost my best friend, never to return, never to reconcile. The only small consolation I have is that he called me to say how sorry he was less than one week before he died. That's the last time I talked to him. That's the last time anyone talked to him. His last words to me were "I love you" I only wish I'd said it back :*(
Comment by marlene torres on April 8, 2016 at 5:28pm
Thank you so much Gina I'm sorry for your lost as well.
Comment by Gina M on April 8, 2016 at 5:27pm
So sorry for your pain. I, too lost my soulmate Kevin on Jan 29 to fentanyl-laced crack. I didn't even know he was doings drugs until *after* he died. There is a facebook group called "grasp" that u can Join but u have to be approved if interested. They also have meetings and may have them in your area. For those that lost loved ones to addiction. I've found comfort in sharing, seeing others stories, and realizing I'm not alone. Hugs and prayers to you. I know this pain.
Comment by marlene torres on April 8, 2016 at 5:20pm
I lost my soul mate 3 weeks ago to synthetic herion mixed with fentanyl it was an accidental overdose the worse of it was my son and I found him in my car we were to late I still don't believe it sometimes I'm angry sometimes I just cry all day. I can't stand when people who don't know what we're going through just tell you to let it go or bad mouth them they were more than just addicts the he was a father a lover my everything and now it's gone.
Comment by Amber on October 21, 2015 at 8:14pm

Comment by Keturah Turner a.k.a Kat on March 18, 2015 at 1:29pm
In September of 2014 we lost my only baby brother to dusting:( he was 29 a father of 2 sweet girls ages 6 and 4. He hid it so well none of the family knew about it until 1 week before he passed. We tried to get him help but on the night of his first apt. He never made it, because he dissapeared. We hunted and searched days for him and finally after being missing for 3 days they found him in his van with 25-30 cans of dust off empty and he had suffered a massive heart attack:( I thought after the funeral I would have some closure, but no. It's all still so surreal and he's been gone for 5 months now. We don't have all the answers and I'm so sad! It's affecting my marriage, my husband doesn't understand how I feel. This is so tough and I just am curious how does one cope with this? I will never accept it. I feel stupid too cause I didn't even know dust off was a drug:(
 

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