Loss of a loved one to alcohol, substance abuse or suicide

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Loss of a loved one to alcohol, substance abuse or suicide

If you have lost a loved one to alcohol, substance abuse or suicide please share your story or feelings here. Share the love and beauty of the one you lost. Losing someone any of these ways is not natural and can be hard to understand and ask why? I lost my Mother to an overdose 9 years ago. She also suffered from major depression. Her doctor got her hooked on pain medication and she was addicted most of my life. These doctors who were suppose to help her ended up killing her in the end. I also lost my twin sister to an overdose last month 8/2019 which was shocking because I was unaware she was using. She suffered from anxiety and depression most of her life and after my Mother passed away it only intensified. The men in her life used my sister and took advantage of her kindness and broke her down. She deserved a better life and not to suffer for so long. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She self medicated with drinking for several years but tried fighting it. She was suppose to go into treatment for alcohol and an eating disorder in a matter of a week or two before she passed away. I was closest to her out of anyone in her life and I did not see the signs until after she had passed away. I wish I could go back in time.

Most people who are not familiar with addiction or anxiety/depression look at people who suffer and think it is a choice. It is a disease just like cancer. These people who are suffering cannot help how they feel and they want to fight it but maybe they feel they are not good enough, or they are not loved. Maybe they were molested, raped, abused or bullied, maybe they have a medical condition that triggered self medication or maybe they do not want want to feel pain or depression anymore. Whatever it is they are people and deserve love, compassion and respect. 

I also hope that if someone feels they are suffering with alcohol, substance or feelings of suicide they can also reach out and post on here for support without judgement. I feel too many people feel alone and they should not. Strangers can be there for one another too. 

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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Wendy, So sorry for your loss. Yes I know how you feel and it is a horrible thing to go through. Everyone in this forum care for one other and it is a place to go to share your most inner thoughts. God Bless You and Your Family"
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Wendy commented on Susie H's group surviving family members' murders
"My heart goes out to you as I recently experienced the loss of my husband who was murdered. We had been together 31 years, married 27. I remember as if it was yesterday, the phone call, the driving frantically to reach the crime scene, waiting for…"
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Wendy commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"This is the first year in 31 years that my husband will not be here. I've not put up a tree or participated in any holiday celebrations. Instead, my Son, unpacked our tree and decorations we had collected thru the years and while visiting his…"
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"Mannion, I dont always have a moment to write to those who post a death that has affected the very fiber of their being and mainly I do it with those who have lost their spouse since that is the death that has affected me the most.  But your…"
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morgan left a comment for Lani M.
"Lani, You have hit the nail we all wanted to miss.  Nothing can hurt this bad.  Nothing.  I could never have imagined I would be as devastated, and for as long, as I have been.  I have yet to be able to reconcile the anguish.…"
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Joe Kelly left a comment for Lani M.
"Lani, I wish I could give some comforting advice, but I know it's going to be hard.  I lost my wife Jan. 21, 2018 to cancer. Join the "Lost My Spouse" group and read through some of the posts there.  We share our feelings of…"
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Teresa D. commented on Kar's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Julie, my deepest condolences. My heart is with you. Hugs"
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Joe Kelly commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Today is the 2nd for me.  Last year I stayed home alone because my Love was always so involved with it every year at my daughters house.  Two years ago, we spent it alone together in the hospital.  Again, Catch 22 because whether…"
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