Family Loses Third Son To The Heroin Epidemic

Three beautiful young men, all from the same family are just gone. It’s not the leading story on the news and the comments below this story will include horrible judgment and hate. All because these wonderful young men have a disease that people have decided make them less than.

Family loses three sons to drug overdose

Losing one child to an overdose is devastating, imagine losing your third.  Jeanmarie McCauley is having to bury her third son, Jesse.  In the go fund me summary they wrote:

I can’t believe that I am having to do this again.  Jeanmarie McCauley is having to bury her third child, Jesse.  He was a big-hearted kid who was so lost after both of his brothers died. He went to Florida to try and get his life back.  Sadly, he did not make it.  I can’t imagine the pain she and the rest of the family are in.  She has to come up with the burial expenses as well as the added cost of bringing him back from Florida.   She wants to have the three brothers together in their final resting place.  We would be so grateful for any help. No mother should have to go through this.  She and her family appreciate all the love and support they have received.

If this story is not proof that our Country is in the midst of an epidemic, what more will it take?  It was only a few months ago that a mother that runs the page I HATE HEROIN, on Facebook lost two of her sons in the same night.  Both of these mothers are fighters that actively fight to spread the word about this epidemic in hopes that no other mother will have to endure the pain of  having a child who suffers from Substance Use Disorder, much less losing a one.

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When this happens to families that are knowledgeable about this illness and actively fighting it, it just goes to show how powerful it truly is.  So what does that mean?  It means that we as Mothers and Fathers cannot do this alone.  We need the full support of our police forces, judges, politicians, and communities.

When one of our loved ones gets picked up for possession or petty theft and it’s evident to the arresting officer that they are using opiates that person needs to be taken into custody. Not just for a few hours until they are let back out to wait for court.  The presiding judge needs to look over his podium and imagine it’s their  child standing in front of them. They need to recognize that this is their chance to possibly save a life.

Why can’t they be held until a bed somewhere can be found?  We know if they are released that the first thing they will do is whatever it takes to get high.  They can’t help it, it’s a disease.  So that means if they have to steal something out of your garage or sell their bodies they will make the money it takes to feed the disease that is doing everything in its power to kill them.  If the judge knew they were going to leave and commit suicide they wouldn’t let them go.  What is the difference?

The politicians need to pass laws that make it possible for judges and police officers to take advantage of these opportunities to save our loved one’s lives.  I know this is America and typically we allow adults to make mistakes and then learn on their own from them. This isn’t the same.  Many of these people won’t get the chance to learn from their mistakes, they don’t live long enough to.  Don’t you see, this isn’t like smoking pot, doing a line or having a drink?  You don’t have two, three or five years to screw up and decide that you want to get clean.  With the Fentanyl and now Carfentanil every single time they use might be their last.

15000006_10210938704172944_4691463102048334425_oThree beautiful young men, all from the same family are just gone.  It’s not the leading story on the news and the comments below this story will include horrible judgment and hate.  All because these beautiful young men have a disease that people have decided makes them less than.  I can promise you this. Those boys were loved, their lives mattered and their families feelings matter.  Please, take a stand.  If you love someone who suffers from Substance Use Disorder don’t be scared to speak out. You hold the keys, all of you.  If we all stand together and tell our stories we can stomp out this stigma and force the public to take notice.  Those of us who fight every day need you.  Together we can make a change.

Please give to the go fund me for this family and if you can’t afford to give you can surely share.

https://www.gofundme.com/jesse-mccauley-memorial-fund

Update: Thank you for your generous donations, please keep them coming for this family.  Because of all of you this mother might get to bring her son back home from Florida and allow him to rest beside the brothers he loved so much in life.   Every little bit helps.

Author: Recovery Reports

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211 thoughts on “Family Loses Third Son To The Heroin Epidemic”

    1. I just have to point out that the common denominator in all three deaths are the parents. It’s hard to stay blind when you’ve lost your 3rd son. Time to look inward.

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      1. I feel bad for ur parents. Should I blame them for raising a child that thinks it’s OK to blame everything on the parents?

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      2. Don’t worry about the trash, we knew they would come out. Its funny how they all seem to have such wonderful lives yet have nothing better to do than to kick a grieving mother while she is down. You can’t get much lower than that.

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      3. It’s not the parents fault….and I’m sure they weren’t “blind” as you put it…once that horrible drug has a hold of you there is pretty much no way out…either you end up dead or in and out of jail your whole life!

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      4. Oh Wow! Shut your mouth.You really have no idea. Mother’s have zero control over their adult children.
        Especially when it comes to drugs.
        You can’t force them to get help if they don’t want it.Dont blame the parents…All my prayers and tears and all the talks and all my convincing,Never made a difference for my son That is now gone…So stop making judgements that you have no clue about..

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      5. Wow look at the parents? I am a recovering heroin addict and I come from an amazing family you are so uneducated anD know nothing about addiction that is horrible you would say something like that… This poor mother and father lost three of their children and your saying it’s their fault what would you do if it was your children? You would probably blame yourself but it’s no one’s fault addiction is a disease and how dare you say something like that your a horrible uneducated person my heart goes out to these boys parents

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      6. ONE TIME..that’s all it takes to be addicted to HEROIN!! It’s as simple as some loser lacing a blunt with it!! Unfortunately, people do not seem to comprehend the magnitude of this addiction which is now an epidemic!! Anyone making nasty comments on here has obviously not loved someone who has battled this addiction!! With that being said, I’m really not sure why they would even be on here except to pass judgment on people, and THAT HELPS NO ONE!!!!!

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      7. The common denominator is addiction – which is genetic. That’s the tragedy for these parents – all three sons got the addiction gene. You must sit in judgement from within a family that has not suffered the pain of this illness. Pray your good fortune continues. Beware who your marry.

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    2. Why don’t you educate yourself, you obviously have no knowledge on addiction at all. I bet if you lost a Child to this shit it would then suddenly become a terrible “disease”. Look at the statistics lady there is a huge epidemic going on rn with opiates & until close minded ppl like yourself change your outlook America is going to continue to struggle.

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    3. Yes it is a disease! Addiction is a disease! Just like if someone was addicted to shopping, eating, gambling! I do not agree with u when u say it’s not a disease! It is scientifically proven it is a disease in the brain! KNOW ur facts

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      1. So hears the thing. I am a recovering addict myself. Addiction does become a disease but only after we have made the choice to poison our bodies over and over again until we become physically and mentally addicted. Its a horrible thing that happenf to this family but we cannot blame the judges and courts for someone else’s habits and mistakes. We the taxpayers would be the ones to have to pay to house all of the addicts until a bed became available. Then our taxes alsonpay for the treatment facilities too. We need to stop making so many excuses for addicts not being able to get clean. If your willing you can. I have. And I am doing great. I just got tired if living that way. Instead of blaming judges again maybe some family members should have forced these kids into facilities and sat by and held their hand the way they arr saying someone else should have.

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      1. I have a son that has been in and out of over 17 rehabs for his addiction to herion. My family has paid over 35,000 dollars to these rehabs for help and nothing has worked. Everytime he gets out he is right back using. He has been to prison , bootcamp, and rehabs since he was 17 years old and he is 25 and locked up since September of 2015 for having drugs on him. Right before he went in this last time I went to pick him up at Mcdonalds and he was walking down the driveway and collapsed he had OD on herion right in front of me thank god I know CPR ….I got down and started giving him CPR and after about 10 min he started coughing and coming back. Nobody will ever know the sadness I felt seeing my own child turn blue starting from his lips and going straight through his arms to his legs it was like the devil literally was taking him with him !! Nobody parent should ever have to experience this it was hell on earth but I truly believe the Dear Lord put me there to save his life cause he has a purpose here on earth just like you and me. For those out there making comments about this very sensitive subject are not right at all instead say a pray for those that have lost their children or are going through this hell with a child that is hooked on this evil god forsaken drug. Don’t judge its not right at all you never know what people are going through and you surely wouldnt want know one to judge you so do onto to others as you would not done on to you.And for the lady that lost all 3 of her sons I pray to dear lord above to give you strength and comfort to get through such a devasting unbelievable loss. I am lost for words as I am writing this ..I feel very very sad that they were taken over this devil drug. I am so sorry!! I pray when mine gets out that the Dear Lord gives him a purpose in his heart to do better for himself and love himself enough to stay clean. Prayers and hugs to your family and again Im so sorry!!:(

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    4. It’s usually a family disease. Addictive behavior begins long before the person starts using drugs. My sister lost her life to AIDS because of heroine use. There was a dynamic present in our house that led her to use. People who understand drug addiction know that it is a disease spawned from a person’s inability to cope with life on life’s terms. So when I say looK inward, understand the part you play in creating that dynamic.

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      1. Are u serious?? Ask any medical professional!! Which I’m 100% sure u are not… My brother was addicted to heroin and I was addicted to meth. I’m telling u right now my mother is one of the meanest, best parents out there. She would hunt us down at a party and literally kick everyone’s ass until she got to her child. She would do what any good parent would until we turned 18, after that it’s no longer up to her. At that point we did what we wanted and guess what she gave us tough love, for years we always fought, never talked, barely seen eachother. All Cuz she wouldn’t help us with a few bucks and blah blah TOUGH LOVE AND WE STILL DID IT. SO ANYONE WHO SAYS IT’S THE PARENTS FAULT UR AN IDIOT. Now don’t get me wrong I’ve seen some parents who are at fault like the ones who were on drugs themselves.. but dont u dare try and say addicts parents are to blame Cuz that’s the farthest from the truth. Finally were all clean and hapoy. But it wasn’t easy and heroin is the worst. I had a slip and got on pain pills so I know how it feels to come off those. And I cant imagine the pain heroin would do fuck that….. and fuck u idiot…..

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    5. Try reading instead of judging Linda, the disease of addiction is very real, drugs effect the brain to the point it no longer respond the correct way and it takes a great amount of time and behavioral modification for your thinking process to change, it is a disease with no cure, it can be arrested only.

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    6. I will agree some non parenting families or single disruptive living can carry a great risk for children to turn to drugs….. But before stones can be thrown I’ve also seen kids/adults who come from good up bringing and still died from herion/drugs/AIDS….. Remember cancer is not by choise it’s a disease….. You choose to do drugs, now you created this disease! Further more for the mothers who made sure there children were taken to the doctors, fed, nurtured and loved….. All my sympathies

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    7. If you actually did some research you would see that it is a disease..the brain is completely different in an addict than it is an a normal person. Please dont comment on something you know nothing about. These people need help not put down! I hope none of you ignorant people never have a loved one struggle with addiction..humanity is disgraceful!

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    8. Seriously, you people are stupid!!! Trying to blame the parents, not a disease, if you were educated you would know better!! Being an addict is not a choice!! Trust me no one says “I think today I will become an addict”.

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    9. I lost my son Derick to a Heroin over dose on October 13th. I hurt, I’m angry, lost, empty… Why???? Why are our children being taken from us due to this terrible disease? I have 2 more children fighting addiction and all I can do is keep my door open, love them and not be an enabler,,, I’m so sorry for your loss,,, We need to all fight together for tougher laws on dealers,, Better available insurance… And better and much longer rehab stays… Contact me if I can help….

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      1. Billie, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son, Derick. You are absolutely correct that we need to come together and demand change. Even though I knew there would be ignorant statements by thoughtless people in the comments of this article I also knew that many more good, kind and intelligent people would come and stand with this family in their time of need. I want you to know we do that for you as well. I am the owner of this website/blog and would like to ask you to send me a private message. You can contact me at holyaddiction@mail.com I have a strong feeling that your story needs to be shared and I would be honored to help you make that happen. Again I am so sorry for your loss. Let’s stand together and fight. All of us.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. I too know the sting of losing friends to addiction whether it’s by overdose or taking their own life because they believe that’s the only way to end the cycle of being dope sick, stealing, going to jail, etc. The person who says the government is fueling this drug epidemic is correct and we need to stop it.

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  2. So very sorry for your loss, I too have lost a child I cannot fathom what this poor family losing three is going through. Its a daily struggle to function for myself and cant imagine. My thoughts and prayers are with these people.

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  3. I am a recovering addict and I am lucky enough to have been in recovery for three years even though every day I wake up it is a real struggle not only from my substance use but from depression, ptsd, anxiety and panic….and homelessness. I took my recovery seriously after finding out I was pregnant and my spouse did as well. We are in a family shelter trying to get our lives together. I have lost many friends and people whom I considered family to this epidemic and even though it starts with a choice especially with heroin the fear of becoming sick and trying to stay in a “safe” place keeps most people in the addiction…as horrible as it is that this mother lost all three of her children and yes I am sending my prayers but at the same time all three of her children were using what made them turn to drugs…there is always a reason a root to the problem. Every addict has a story, a reason that they turn to drugs. When someone is an addict people forget that they are most likely going through some sort of pain that they don’t feel can be dealt with any other way…people look at us as junkies like we are grime of the earth but we aren’t. I cannot imagine how much pain she is going through and I hope she finds peace even if it’s in the thought that her babies are no longer suffering in this world. As with everything people won’t get clean unless they want to….so as a recovering addict if anyone is using and reads this please remember there is a light at the end of the tunnel….most have to hit rock bottom to realize they don’t want to live life the way they are but just remember there are people who care….recovery starts with the decision to change and a strong foundation of support.

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  4. Heroine epidemic? You mean her drug addict of a son over dosed due to his own poor dumb ass decisions. It’s not an epidemic if they’re doing it to themselves. I have no sympathy.

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      1. Smh ok even if they did choose to use n died fromit….damn the parents still lost 3 children. I bet your a lonely miserable person with no kids or nobody for that matter. Just stop we get your point bye

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    1. Well it must be nice living in your perfect world by the sounds of your thinking you should stay in your perfect little box and be thankful your not the dealing with one of your loved ones overdosing . It’s so easy to say all that shit when you live in a box . I hope your never faced with having to deal with this issue that clearly you know shit about. Stay in your box.

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    2. You are a heartless, sad excuse for a human being. Why would you post such a hateful comment on an article like this? Ignorance…plain and simple! Yes, it is an epidemic and addiction is a disease. I seriously hope you never have to learn that the hard way! I have nothing but pure heartbreak for this family, as I could not imagine losing one child…. they lost 3! This is just proof that this is a disease for which the addict has no control over when they are in active addiction. He lost 2 brothers to this disease…. you would think that he would do anything possible to stay away from it. However, he was an addict and using is our coping mechanism for pain, hurt, loss and pure emptiness! May God wrap his arms around this family now and forever to help them deal with such a terrible loss. As for “Noneya,” we’ll be praying for you too because it is clear that you need it!

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    3. You are a sorry excuse for a human being. Leave your negative comments to yourself. I highly doubt that the mother of these three boys would like to hear your ignorance. Please, keep it to yourself and possibly go educate yourself just a little!

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    4. Wow, just when I thought the world couldn’t get any dumber. Do yourself a favour and educate yourself on addiction and mental illness. Its people like this that make this world a sad place to live in.

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    5. You sound like the kind of person that if it happens to your child, you would throw them out like trash . You obviously don’t no the meaning of a mothers UNCONDITIONAL LOVE . You r a sorry excuse for a person

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    6. Not a disease..you jave no clue what your talking about it most definately is a disease that can be triggered by getting a tooth pulled and perscribed an opiate med for pain…there is scientific evidence supporting this fact..samsha recognizes it as a disease..the fda also. This angers me that ignorance is shown like this!! Do you know bc of this emidemic canada is now legalized pharmicutical heroin injections for people whos terance is too strong for the other treatments..us just approved a buprenephine implant, switzerland and germany also have pharmicutical heroin perscriptions for this disease!! Learn your facts before posting on a familys gofundme for losing 3 sons to this disease..do you think people exposed to thos wake up saying i think its fun i wanna go get heroin?? No they wake up sick, feeling like they just got into a bad car accident, on top of having the worse flu imaginable and they make that call just so they are well enough to function..its not even about getting high..its about getting better..its a medicine that unfortunately most of the time started with their dr. And pharmacutical companies that get their brain receptors ise to being filled until their dr cuts them off and a day later when they feel like death they may try to go to another dr. W no luck call a friend that may have a pain pill until the only alternitive is heroin!! Its horrible but it is most definately a disease..you cannot control your receptors and if they dont get what they got accustomed to because a patient trusted their dr. Those receptors will make their bodies feel the worse agony that if they cant fix..get that fix..they feel like dying!! Learn your facts please!

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    7. For NONEYA, I take it that means “none of your business”? You shouldn’t have made this your business, because obviously you have no heart! Karma is a bitch! I pray God may have mercy on your evil soul!

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  5. So sorry for the loss of your boys.
    I hope that people all over stop sending their children and loved ones to rehabs in Florida! They are almost all corrupt. The half way houses are worse. I’ve had close friends try and deal with multiple places only to be let down by the people who were supposed to be helping them.

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    1. You are not a human you are the devil’s child. Someday you will lose a loved one to a drug and your compassion on this post will haunt you. Heroin is an epidemic and obviously your the only fool who is blind to it.a compassionate person

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    2. Your not human ..you are the devil’s child..you have no compassion for anyone .. someday you will lose a loved one to this drug and your comment on this post will haunt you. Heroin is an epidemic and your obviously blind to life

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  6. I am a recovering addict with a little over ten months clean I’m finally getting my life back after living on the streets and a dope house I’m lucky to be alive it saddens me to see others lose there life or there loved ones to heroin I constantly think what I put my mother thru while I was in active use i can’t imagine but the only way we get clean is we got to want it you cannot force someone or you will push them further away just don’t give up on them it is the worst thing you can do

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  7. First I wanna say I’m so sorry for your losses and your in my prayers, but I’m that kid that’s struggling with this disease and I’ll have 5 months sober in a few days but this is no joke something gotta give I lost my best friend and many others I could go for days with people I lost. I can’t say I know how it feels to lose children but I’m that child who put my mother through hell and luckily she’s still by my side, but I hate this disease it’s disgusting what it does to people. We need to make a difference ASAP!

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  8. This is a heartbreaking story that too many families are suffering through everyday. Children left without parents, parents left without childrens, family members that suffer the collateral damage of this disease. .. and I have not heard one word out of the mouths of either of the presidential candidates, which is sad and terrifing… that something that is ruining the life’s a millions, is not even a blip on our leaders radar… what will it take for these lives to matter??

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  9. I can’t imagine losing one child to anything much less three to this heroin monster that is attacking our young people. Parents shouldn’t have to bury their children especially something preventable. I wish our country would stop judging and find some way to stop this crisis. I don’t know what the answer is but I am scared for all our young people. My heart goes out to this family and I pray that they can recover from such a devastating loss of three children!

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  10. My son had joined the Army at 17 and his Recruiting Officer was picking him up in the am to leave. The night before he was in a automobile wreck .. He had many surgeries skin graft and nerve graft. Lots of medications to help recover with all the pain he had. When doctors took him off the medications for pain a year and half later he was addicted. I watched this very gifted young man go from living life to living life for drugs. Its been 18 years now and he has lost everything. He has seen his friends die and overdose from drugs he has known them to take their own life because one one cared anymore. Drugs takes the person you have and turns them into something you dont know anymore. I have picked him up many times and tried to help him get his life back..He has done many treatment programs saying he will never go back to that life. I Watched him have chills and sickness like you havent seen before to get it out of his body, And over and over again it fails. The drugs have almost taken him several times It hurts to see him in the torment he lives. Although my son is still living I honestly hurt for this mother. She has lived through the unbearable of seeing three sons go down that road and its very difficult to watch. Now she is burring her third son. Dear Lord Please wrap your arms around this woman and give her comfort, Help her needs and Lord mostly help them around her to understand what she has and is going through, In Jesus Name Amen.

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  11. I’m so sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and the safety of the remaining family! I believe in my heart that addiction is a curse. It is. Very sad and the entire family suffers! The loss of a loved one is hard enough. I pray strength for you and the family. Comfort and blessing GS to you.

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    1. Ignorance should be the name you go by because that is all your comment says! Have a little compassion for other people…. this mother just lost not one, but all three of her sons! Leave your disgusting comments to yourself.

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      1. The first time you use it is a choice and only then. Please educate yourself and do the research which clearly you have not done. Shame on you for continuing the Stigma of this awful disease which we call addition. Having lost a child to addiction 10 years ago who grew up in a loving stable home. One son died of this disease and our other son served in the military and did two tours in Afghanistan and just graduated from George Mason University with honors. So please keep you ignorant attitude to yourself as the saying goes “ignorance is Bliss” and you clearly own that.

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    2. You are heartless for saying something like that. This mother just buried three of her children!! I hope to God you never have to go through something like that. Obviously your parents didn’t teach you manners or compassion. You should be ashamed of yourself!

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    3. Think of it this way, it’s for the mother to bring her son home & lay him to rest will that his brothers. And give her a piece of mind. He was trying get to better himself but unfortunately lost the battle.

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  12. I’m very sorry for your loss I am in active addiction and it’s a very hard struggle I started using due to the fact that I lost my three month old son a year ago due to SIDS and I have tried to detox but I always find my way back to using because I can’t face the pain and heartbreak I am trying to detox now after reading this story because I would never want my mother to feel what I feel about losing and having to burry my child because it is the worst feeling in the world having to pick out a casket the size of a card board box with that being said my prayers go out to you and you family and I’m very sorry for your loss …. and for every one who has said something negative on this page you are all ass holes why even waste your time leaving a comment if your not going to say something positive I guess you have nothing better to do worth your life but hurt other people and if you have not been through this then you have no idea how it feels so keep your lame ass comments to your self!!!! Again I’m so sorry for your loss

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    1. You can do it! Pray! Ask God to help you to beat this thing. Make up your mind, go to rehab, then to a halfway house and then to a three quarter house, if necessary and then begin your life. Go to meetings, get a sponsor, a home group, do steps. I am so sorry for your loss. It’s tragic. It’s devastating. You need to talk to people about your loss, and don’t hold it in. You can have a great life. It is up to you. It is very difficult, but if you want to get better, it can be done. I have friends who have beat this ugly monster. It takes you no where but to the grave. I lost my stepdaughter in November to this disease, and my step son is in jail right now because of it. I am praying that when he gets out he does not go back to it. Life can be good. Life is actually great. You will see that one day, with God’s help. Please do it for yourself and for your family and loved ones. You can do it! Please do it before it is too late!

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  13. I’m an addict with 5 years clean. I’ll support some of the other addicts comments in saying you cannot force someone to get clean. No matter how hard you try they need to deal with the underlying issues causing them to want to block out the world. Also many rehabs, especially state run (aka the ones most addicts can afford) are often no better. They detox you then set you loose. More funding for rehabs makes the most sense if you want to make a difference. Especially state run rehabs. Addicts need to be able to get intensive therapy not just a place to sleep for a week while they detox.

    That being said I’m so glad this article was posted because many people are blissfully unaware of this epidemic, because yes it is an epidemic. It is a choice to begin using, but there is also a genetic component so claiming that this isn’t a disease like other mental health issues is just ignorant. Addicts are people too, many addicts I’ve met over the years are some of the brightest, most sensitive, and charismatic people I have ever met. It’s a huge loss. You can ignore it and wait until it becomes so wide spread you’re forced to look at it, but you will see it and soon. By ignoring it you are feeding the monster and believe me it’s growing fast. I’m so sorry for this family’s loss. Most of my friends have passed away. You can call us junkies or think less of us, but you will see us as human beings. It took me years to beat this monster back. Have some class and respect even if you don’t understand.

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  14. For those of you who said negative and horrible things you have no clue! You are ignorant jerks. I list my son 3 years ago. He was funny well liked college educated and married. He had the world at his feet. It was the DOCTORS that feed him pain pills time and time again because of a bad back and kidney stones! Don’t tell me they choose to be addicts. Our lives will never be the same. I am so sorry for the loss of your 3 beautiful sons.

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  15. I work with addicts and at the clinic I work at we have a monthly injection we give to heroin addicts called Vivitrol. It helps block the cravings. It works wonders for so many people and is not addictive!I dont know if it is not available everywhere or if people just dont know about it, but it needs to be.

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  16. God bless the family n may her babies rest in peace , I’m just lost for words. My daughter is also an addict from heroin n I have full custody of my grandbabies, I’m afraid to answer my phone in fear of receiving that life changing call to come claim my daughter’s remains 😥

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  17. Wow some of you people need to know what it is like to see an addict and how hard to help them it is when they want to be clean and can’t I lost a cousin to herion it was his first time doing it and his last hope no one ever has to go through that like my family has

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  18. Not the time or place for many of these fowl comments.
    On Election Day no less… this represents what’s wrong with America. Compassion seen as weakness… Understanding as tacit approval. Affliction as a lack of Charector.
    Yeah… Camp Trump, I’m talking to you.
    “For every complex social problem there’s an easy, obvious and WRONG solution”

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  19. Satan lives in heroin.
    Lord,
    Do a Mighty healing in the hearts of their families. Hold them in Your arms. Let them feel Your presence every day. Let them rely on you in the coming days, weeks and months to come. Love on them Lord.
    In Jesus’ Name,
    Amen

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  20. Satan lives in heroin.
    Lord,
    Do a Mighty healing in the hearts of their families. Hold them in Your arms. Let them feel Your presence every day. Let them rely on you in the coming days, weeks and months to come. Love on them Lord.
    In Jesus’ Name,
    Amen

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  21. I have tried to reply to a few comments and must be doing something wrong..so again i want to say..those of you who think that opiate addiction is not a disease are just ignorant!! First off..its in your dna if your predisposed to being an addict, which you have no clue of knowing.Then one day you get hurt or have a tooth pulled ect..dr. Writes you a script for opiates once you start taking those opiates your receptors are happy they finally got what they have been waiting for! Then after you perscription runs out and you try to stop your still in pain and feeling worse bc those receptors are screaming in your brain that they are empty so they send out pain signals everywhere, ypu go back to dr and he writes another script this goes on until he cuts you off..now you wake up feeling lime every bone in your body is throbbing, you have the worse flu symtoms ever..so you find another dr and tell him your in pain..thos goes on for a while bc the dr wants that money and the pharms want you addicted to make their money..finally no drs will give you medication..you try to bear thru it for a day or two..by the third day your so miserable you would sell yourself to the devil just to feel normal bc your receptors wont quot screaming to your brain to make you hurt until they get filled again..then when everything else fas someone says well try this ypu will feel better..and bam your now a slave to heroin. Its not fun to get high..you dont even see it as getting high..at this point its just getting through the day without being sick! The fda and samsha have recognized it as a disease its a scientific fact!trust me noone wants to be a slave to the shit..tjey dont want to spend all their money and sell what they have just to be normal and not sick but the pain is so overwhelming they dont feel they have a choice, some try rehab..it may work for a minute but those receptors are stronger than the strongest willpower!! It is a disease amd how dare anyone be negative to this grieving family at this ti.e..shame on you!! There are several countries that have legal pharmacutical grade heroin that drs administer to the addicts with such a high tolerance that every other avenue has faed them..do you think they wanted that life? Do you think if they knew they were predisposed that they would have ever taken that pain medicine their trusted drs gave them??absolutley not!! Know your facts!

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  22. I pray for this family and for those fighting this demon 1st hand ….And I also send prays for these people leaving such hateful comments , Seems you may need them just as badly :/ Shame on you.

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  23. It is amazing how dangerously ignorant and insensitive people are. Drug use changes the brain chemistry so very quickly choice is taken out of the equation.

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  24. This epidemic has hit way to close to home for me. Unfortunately my sister didn’t get a second chance, only one….. I constantly feel like I failed her, her boyfriend was an addict, I should have forced her to leave, I should have been there more. I shouldn’t have let someone pour their misery on her. WITH that being said I absolutely believe that this epidemic has everything to do with the governments lack of interest. And greed. This epidemic has generated so much more cash flow and that’s what it ultimately is about….. compassion doesn’t exit anymore…people have become money making robots. Its a sad world we live in.

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  25. This epidemic has hit way to close to home for me. Unfortunately my sister didn’t get a second chance, only one….. I constantly feel like I failed her, her boyfriend was an addict, I should have forced her to leave, I should have been there more. I shouldn’t have let someone pour their misery on her. WITH that being said I absolutely believe that this epidemic has everything to do with the governments lack of interest. And greed. This epidemic has generated so much more cash flow and that’s what it ultimately is about….. compassion doesn’t exit anymore…people have become money making robots. Its a sad world we live in.

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    1. It doesn’t matter if you have come from a wonderful, loving family, or a very dysfunctional family. IT’S already within a person’s chemical make up. WITH some people it will be an addiction immediately to anything they try or do, and others it won’t in the same family. THEY are not sure why that is.
      But by saying that it’s because of parenting is ludicrous. It’s like saying a person who gets cancer did so because of bad parenting. YOU wouldn’t say that now would you? But you see, your rationale is the same. I agree you need to educate yourself. There’s right and wrong, but sometimes you have a mixture in the middle.

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  26. This is so sad, it really tugs hard on my heart. I AM A RECOVERING ADDICT. The rude things people are saying obviously shows how uneducated they are. What we can do for these “perfect” people is pray, unfortunatley if addiction has not touched down in their lives they will continue to be very ignorant to this disease. I want to say at first it was a choice but after the choice it becomes a must have due to the addiction part of it. I have also had so much trauma in my life and that led me to decide to use, i started using when i was just 12 years old and my own mother was the one who gave the drugs to me, unfortunatley. My story will not be the same as everyones and i promise it will not end like my mothers either. Until people realize IT IS AN EPIDEMIC, people will continue to have DRS prescribe them opiates not even knowing the ugly side of addiction then once the pills stop comming from the DR they turn to the streets!

    My prayers are sent up to my God and i will continue to pray for the sick and suffering, pray they make it to recovery at least once because i want them to feel that they do have a choice and people are here for them. My names Jocelyn and i AM a recovering Addict!!

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  27. People make the choice to get high. Growing up as 1 of 7 children all 1 year apart living with my drug addicted parents living in cars, homeless shelter, eating out of dumpsters and soup kitchens, begging for money so my mom and dad can buy the next fix. This is not a gene that runs in the family. All 7 of us are living proff. No matter the horrible lives we lived and starving cold night we endured, none of us became addicts. We knew the consequences of doing drugs, we were always last and didn’t matter. People choose to do drugs!! Ive lived with drugs for 17 years. I am a child of a world of nothing but drug addiction. To say addiction is Hereditary is comparing potatos to limes. So yes they do know what they are getting themselves into when they start using. Im not going to take pills everyday and winder how i got into this place when i crave and cant funtion without them. I am not going to TRY herion and wonder why my brain is telling me nothing is more important than the high and winder hiw i got this way. People make choices they want to. Nobody cared what drugs did to my siblings and I only us.

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  28. Let’s all try to practice some moral values and principles…kindness, compassion, love for one another despite opposing views. The world would be a better place if everyone changed..Let’s band together..we are not enemies.. I pray for everyone to be lights unto this dark world.

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  29. This is heart breaking. I feel so bad for this family as a mother I could not imagine losing a child, let alone 3. Part of me is angry at these child for being so selfish. But I know this is a disease. I just wish they would have given themselves a chance to grow up. God bless there family I can’t not even imagine the pain u feel.

    And for anyone that says they blame the parents. Grow up! We are responsible for our own decisions. There’s only so much a parent can do. should I blame your parents for teaching you that it’s OK to blame your parents when you mess up. 🤔

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  30. It’s a tragic story but it angers me when people call it a disease. Addiction is not a disease. A disease cannot be controlled and that’s not the case with drugs. I have an auto-immune disease that’s attacking my body from the inside, deteriorating my joints, muscles, bones, and even my skin cells and I have to face reality that there may be a day when I can’t walk, may be paralyzed, and unable to care for myself. That is a disease. Drugs are a CHOICE of lifestyle. One can be controlled by choices, the other can’t and there is a big difference.

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      1. I feel so saddened by this story, and by heart goes out to the mother and the remaining family members and friends. I am also appalled by some of the hateful comments posted as one must not judge another, and kindness and compassion should be the only response. In regards to whether it is a disease, I would say yes, not based on any scientific facts, but truth be told once your body and mind can no longer function without the substance, then it is in fact a disease. Unfortunately, the pharmaceutical industry, which I term the pharmamob, is to blame for the current drug epidemics. They advertise every drug imaginable, and if you think that young minds are not influenced by that, you are blinding yourself. These young people, many of them are being diagnosed with fake diseases, OCD, HSD, ABC…ANYTHING THE PHARMAMOB CAN COME UP WITH TO SELL DRUGS, and are given drugs to supposedly help with their “disorders”. The schools promote these drugs and sometimes demand that the child be given them. Our society has forgotten what it is like to be a dreamer or a highly intelligent being who cannot sit still for a boring school lesson because their mind is so much more advanced. Instead of allowing the gifts that these children have been given, we allow them to be drugged up so they can be an obliging person to the Hitleresque brainwashing school system. So now these young adults have been taught that drugs are good for you, and they will make you a better person if you take them. Next thing they are addicted to oxycontin, and when they cannot afford the cost of these pharmaceutical deathtraps, they turn to heroin. We are a lost society, living in a materialistic and unfeeling world, and many young adults cannot handle the pressure so they turn to drugs to help them numb themselves up. We, as a society, are all to blame and once we realize that and allow the inner being of every child to be expressed instead of dumbing and numbing them down, this epidemic will continue. We all need to awaken to the fact that our government is on board with destroying and dumbing and numbing down our younger generations because if they were not, they would not have approved prescribing oxycontin for young children. We all need to wake up and realize that we have allowed this to happen to our children, and we must begin to COME together as a society and stop this madness. Our current and future generations are at risk unless we change the system that is at play. God Bless Those New Angels that have just Passed On,and I Pray They Find Peace In God’s Loving Arms….

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      2. Apparently not agreeing with people makes you rude. You’re a damn child. Why can’t you people see the difference between getting addicted from being prescribed things and MAKING THE HORRIBLY STUPID DECISION to stick a needle in your arm. The needle is NOT a disease. It is self inflicted stupidity and I have no sympathy for anyone who becomes addicted in that way. Everyone has problems in life but we don’t all decide to turn to drugs. Look how many problems drugs have solved for those people. Pretty sure the answer is ZERO.

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  31. You people are IDIOTS if you think that parents with NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER AREN’T to blame for their children addictions!!!!! Children raised by parents with NPD almost always become drug addicted. Inform yourselves!!!!

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  32. I have 4 sons. In 1993, my 4 month old was murdered by a babysitter who was a relative, while I was sitting in a college classroom, working towards my associates degree. In May of this year my 19 year old was stabbed to death by a coward, who to this date has not been charged. I was out of state, supposed to be walking across the stage to receive my bachelor’s degree when he was murdered. I can’t imagine having to bury 3 children, however at the same time, both of my children lost their lives at the hands of another person. The common denominator was not the parents. Our justice system is one of the worst in the world.

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  33. People who have nothing more than an opinion about things while having no clue should keep quiet.I cannot imagine what this family has been through and still suffering through. To blame the parents for the this is just so cruel and heartless. As a recovering addict and one that will always be I know tha my family had no clue about my choices.I wasn’t mistreated,I wasn’t from a broken home,I wasn’t abandoned.I had a happy family life with my parents and siblings yet I am recovering addict.That was me.All me.My heart goes out to this family,Please ignore those who speak such vile things.I can’t understand how they do it but know many people are there for you and sending love.

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  34. Man, my deepest sympathy’s. Sadly this isn’t a unique story. One of my real close friends growing up passed away from overdose just a year after his little brother died from the same. His family was so devastated he didn’t even have an open service. This epidemic is just so devastating.

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