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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Lost of my father

Hello everyone I would like to start off by saying iam sorry for your lost and hope u find peace at the end of the storm. I just lost my father on April 25th and my world is completely shattered. As…Continue

Started by Tee May 9.

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

Tags: young, overdose, od, friend

Started by Leah Turpin May 29, 2015.

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Comment by Marie Minnich on May 1, 2016 at 3:53pm

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 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:(
Comment by Monique Angelich on February 11, 2015 at 2:03pm

My healthy, beautiful, hard working 23 year old son died from a bad mix of party medications. He partied too hard, is perhaps how you would say it.  I haven't gotten the report yet, and I am afraid of what it will say.

We were close in spurts. This wasn't one of those spurts. I hadn't seen him in a long while. I am in denial, and will stay that way. :)

 

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Mia commented on joanne's blog post not today cake not today
"I'm so sorry for your loss Joanne and I don't blame you a bit for feeling that way. You might feel differently on your next birthday but if you don't , it's ok. My Mom always made my birthday cake and she's not here to do…"
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Trina Mamoon commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Dear O.L. Cato, Your words resonate with me. While it's been five months for you, I am on my 22 months, on 4th August it will be two years since the love of my life left this world. You ask: How is it possible to miss someone this much and…"
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JO B replied to Deborah Craig's discussion What do I do now
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Patty commented on Brenda Ann's group Has your faith been tested or lost with the death of your loved one?
"Brenda, thank you for your kind words.  I do have a few close friends who let me talk when I need to.  One theory I have is that it helps because it feels like someone else is helping to carry the load.  It's such a heavy load to…"
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Patty commented on Jodi Denton's group Traumatic loss of an only child
"Feeling very isolated and lonely today.  I made the mistake of looking at Facebook without being mentally prepared.  Everyone is making family plans for Memorial Day.  I just don't know how to get through the rest of my life.…"
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Dennis C. replied to Deborah Craig's discussion What do I do now
"Another interesting article. I find it comforting to know that God is NOT the reason that we die. In fact God will soon bring death to an end and reunite us with our loved ones Why do People Die?"
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joanne posted a blog post

not today cake not today

Todays my birthday, im 43 and alive , last month was Andys birthday , 43 also, except he's dead, and never got to celebrate his birthday,  and although I'm alive, I refuse to celebrate mine, I mean, what the hells to celebrate,  I told my family many weeks ago, not to get me a card, or even mention it, to their credit they respected my wishes, but a friend of mine I don't see to often called to see me earlier, she brought me a cake, and I know I should be grateful and I also know she ment well,…See More
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O.L. Cato commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Tomorrow will be five months since my husband died.  I believe in "Better Living Through Chemistry".  Thanks to Zoloft I'm not crying all day.  I'm functioning better.  I sit in his leather chair and smell his…"
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morgan left a comment for Shelley Hellwig
"Shelley, I'm a mess too.  I lost my husband three years four months ago to cancer and reading your post gives me cause for some "worry" not in the sense that I care but just that I know how difficult this journey is and it is so…"
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Lisa R. Dietz posted a status
"I'm not trying to avoid feeling grief, but it just doesn't seem connected."
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Lisa R. Dietz posted a status
"Tomorrow is the anniv of my son's birthday. I'm just doing regular stuff and I break out in tears. It is so strange to be so out o control."
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morgan left a comment for Gregg Yazzie
"Gregg,  your partner didn't know how much you would hurt and it probably is a good thing because it would have made his own journey to the door harder.  I know, my husband died of cancer and none of our lovers want us to hurt.  I…"
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morgan left a comment for Theresa
"Theresa, four little people need you……I can only hope you will see the light of your husband in their eyes. Please try to take a bubble bath or dig in the garden or something you believe will give you 20 minutes to uncork.…"
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morgan left a comment for Barbara Laws
"Oh dear Barbara L in the UK,  on the off chance I decided to click on the new blue boxes your posting of your husbands death and the other things you are going to have to deal with are just traumatizing.  I am so so sorry.  None of us…"
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Brenda Ann commented on Brenda Ann's group Has your faith been tested or lost with the death of your loved one?
"Dear Patty,      I am so so sorry that you lost your daughter to the thoughtlessness of another person thinking only of themselves. Still it is good that you are here and able to talk about it.      Talking…"
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morgan left a comment for Cindy
"Cindy,   Struggling every day…..and all too familiar place we live in when we lose the most important person in our life.  I am so sorry.   I feel compelled today to reach out to all the new little blue boxes of those who have…"
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morgan left a comment for AlexKH26
"Alex, I am at three years and I struggle still trying to deal with the emotional impact my husbands death has had on my psyche.. ……I get it.  Today (for some reason) I am opening the little blue boxes and sending messages to those…"
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Stephanie Dennocenzo commented on Stephanie Dennocenzo's blog post Trying to find home
"Morgan -  Thank you for your comment!! It couldn't have come at a better time.  I seriously was starting to believe that the feelings and emotions I was having were....I don't know how else to word it...but were wrong. Not that I…"
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