You always told me the bad news, now I have become the most morbid of messengers. The pain is just as strong today as it was the day I found my mother dead from a drug overdose.
I had dreamt of this day so many times, waking up with a shattered heart and tears streaming down my face. You would always say to me “its me and you against the world baby” or tell me how I had saved your life a million times. I ask myself all the time, how could I not have known.?
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The chance of surviving an overdose, like that of surviving a heart attack, depends greatly on how fast one receives medical assistance.
Witnesses to heart attacks rarely think twice about calling 911, but witnesses to an overdose often hesitate to call for help or, in many cases, simply don’t make the call.
Waking up without you in the world was like waking up suddenly to find that you have no head. I can’t hear anything anymore – music, voices, nothing. There’s something obvious missing and my orientation is off. I’ve spent so long looking out for you, I’m lost without that role. I think of the times you were in recovery, glimpses of a “normal” childhood. I still think about my mom every day and how I miss her and love her.
It was the most painful day of my life since she was my best friend. Love you more West Columbia/Lexington I lost the love of my life on feb 27th 2017, Michael, we were getting married, so many plans, and this drug took hold of you more than our love…
I wish I knew the signs, but now that I do, I am ready to help. Philadelphia I lost my best friend on 2/2/2018 to an accidental Heroin Overdose. You said we would be together for ever and ever, and Im here alone , not a day goes by my love that I dont miss you and still love you with all my heart and soul…. I love you , Always Your Anna springfield,mass My son David .
In fact, research confirms the most common reason people cite for not calling 911 is fear of police involvement.
Twenty states and the District of Columbia have enacted policies to provide limited immunity from arrest or prosecution for minor drug law violations for people who summon help at the scene of an overdose.