Losing someone to drugs


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Lost my wife due to drug toxicity 8 Replies

My wife died from drug toxicity.All of those trips to the pharmacy were just steps closer to the cemetery I guess.Just wonder if anyone on this site has experienced this with a spouse, or loved…Continue

Started by MIchael A Ballard. Last reply by Ronna Doescher Aug 23, 2011.

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Comment by Keturah Turner a.k.a Kat on March 18, 2015 at 1:34pm
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 Jessica Berninzon on May 22, 2012 at 1:54am

I lost my 18 year old daughter from opiate addiction on January 17 2012 , her father is also a opiate addict and we lost everything due to his addiction our jobs , home cars everything and now opiates have taken the ultimate thing they could take my child , it has destroyed our lives forever , its criminal that the government allows these pharmaceutical company's to continue to do what they do with no regards to our family's especially our children it should have been him her father not her who died hes a waste  of space and air incarcerated now.He started her on the opiates behind my back it took my child a year and that was it , a lot of good throwing him in jail now does like i told them what good is it now? Hes done taken everything from me and now my child and her chance to have a life  .i begged them to do something with him before this would happen i told him , her , the police anyone everyone whom would listen that she would be the child that would be taken from me they all thought i was dramatic exaggerating the situation...to lose a child is bad enough to lose one to such a senseless thing something that did not have to be is beyond words..My hearts goes out to anyone here on this site

Comment by Brenda Ann on May 2, 2012 at 6:08am
Holly, you have a friend in me. Please come talk anytime you want, I will always listen with an open heart. I am so sorry you have suffered alone,however, you have come to a community of people who understand. If you don't want your words read by the whole group use your inbox to private message and talk. Additionally, you can go to www.grief-and-comfort.com it is email based and only tesimonials are posted publically with direct permission.

I don't know how you feel about God but I believe he cares for you and will help you. Pray to him and ask him for help - Isaiah 41:10.

Comment by Mandel Crittendon on May 1, 2012 at 1:47pm

Time has a way to heal our grief, the more you love someone the longer it takes.  You will always remember your loved ones that have passed over.  And in time when you dream of them, or think of them, it will be good.  I know how hard it is now; I have lost everyone I loved from my youth including my 18teen year daughter 3 years ago.   

Grief sucks but it is part of life.  I’m sorry for you r losses!

Comment by Diane Grell on September 19, 2011 at 9:14am

Good Morning Holly and welcome!!


Here you have friends to talk to. I am not going to lecture you about isolating yourself, because I too do that. I don't go out very much, and I do anything I can to avoid having to talk to anyone.


If you need to talk, we are here.



Comment by holly on September 18, 2011 at 10:16pm
Well its been about year and a half since he died I still
Think of him often for any 1 who has lost someone don't
Grieve alone I did it wont do any good I had no one
To talk about daily things and grieve I have isolated
My self so bad I have no one and sought help with
Distructive ways you can grieve any way u want nobody
Can tell u how to do that as long aa sts not distructive I isolated
My self so bad that I dont have that friend to turn to
What ever you do at least have one person to talk to.
Comment by Diane Grell on June 29, 2011 at 8:31am


Thank you for sharing that with me. Think it's something I need to write down and carry with me as a reminder, although I may feel alone I am not. LOL just wish I could get to the top of the mountain! I seem to take two steps forward , 3 steps back, and round and round in circles.!


Comment by Cheryl on June 28, 2011 at 6:47pm
Hi Everyone.  Thanks for checking on us Diane.  I hope everyone's doing alright, or better at least. I've had some struggles the last few months but trying to see the positive in things.  Can't always live on the mountain tops right? A thought that has been helping me lately is this:  "In Light of Eternity" I can get through this today, and tomorrow.  God has a plan and even though I don't understand sometimes, it's okay. Together we can do this!
Comment by Diane Grell on June 28, 2011 at 4:22pm

It has been a while since anyone posted to this group. Is everybody ok? 

Just want to touch base with all of you and see how you are?

Comment by Diane Grell on March 22, 2011 at 8:43am

Dear Jen

Welcome to the group. I understand how you feel. When my husband died (as a result of smoking meth) I was consumed with thinking of him all the time. Mostly trying to figure things out.

I can't make your hurt go away but I can be here to listen to you.

You need to start getting on with your life. Your friend would not want to stop living.

Have seen a dr or sought out counseling?


Always here






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