from addict 2 advocate

By: RevKev

“I thought over and over about what I was going to do when Carly overdosed and died.  How would we go on?

And then I knew: I wouldn’t go on. And then I realized that it was just going to be too painful to actually have to watch her die. Right in front of me. My daughter was dying.

That’s when I snapped.”  ― Dina Kucera

 

 Parents at their Children’s Grave 

Mothers and fathers are not supposed to bury their children.  What happened to all  the dreams and hopes; where did they all go?  

 
 
 
Another time back, crimson mixed with poison, pierces young flesh and a soul nods forever.  One by one, friends and family are lost.
 
Then the horror show begins as mothers shriek and fathers cry. Loved ones, broken-hearted, pace the floor – night after night, like a tormented ghost. The pain is unbearable for everyone that loved you.  You killed a part of everyone, altered futures, dreams, and lives.  Nothing will ever be the same.
 

If You Only Knew: Reminder for Somebody’s Child

 
Did you think any of this through before you plunged the spike into your arm?  Fun you thought, entertainment, killing pain?  Take a look at all the suffering in the world because of drugs and addiction; where exactly is the fun, entertainment, and any value at all?  
 
I wish you could see what’s happening now, because if you could, this never would have happened.  I know that no son, daughter, sister, brother, or friend could ever want to cause this much grief. 
 
 
  1. What was causing you so much pain?  
  2. Why didn’t you share it with any of us? 
  3. Why couldn’t you trust us with your pain?
  4. Did we ever tell you how valuable you were? 
  5. Did you even know how much we all loved you?
from addict 2 advocate 

Were We Listening?

 
My God, maybe we didn’t deserve your trust!  Maybe we were all too busy to hear and see that you needed a friend, someone to talk to, and someone to care.  Possibly all you ever needed was a friend, not a needle.  
 
Maybe all you needed was someone to show you unconditional love.
 
I think the needle and the drugs are just a symptom of the problem that’s killing our kids and our friends.  Addiction is a thinking and a living problem, not a drug problem.  Maybe all that is needed is love, understanding, time, and caring for those that need it. 
I wish we had all done a better job being there for you in your life, so that you didn’t feel like you needed to use drugs.  I wish we could have shown you how valuable you were, and how much you meant to us.  Maybe we didn’t show you how to live in this world without drugs. 
 

What Were Your Dreams?

 
Admittedly this is a hard world to live in for young people, it must be very scary:
 

  • It costs a fortune to get a college education
  • There aren’t any jobs after you graduate college
  • Terrorist activity and war are common occurrences
  • The daily news is enough to scare and discourage anyone
  • Most of the population is struggling financially

I understand that your life is hard, but drugs are not, have not, and will never be the answer. Death is forever!  You don’t have to die from a drug overdose; it’s a choice! Remember that it will do all the things that I said it will do; I’ve witnessed them all too many times to remember. When addiction claims another life, it takes everyone involved – and their family and friends don’t have a choice, they are hostage to the emotions, regrets, and guilt.

 
Family and friends forever wonder if they did something wrong. It’s a horrible reality that people have to exist in; I say exist because life is over at that point.  
“What kills a person at twenty-five? Leukemia. An accident. But George knows the better odds are that someone who passes at that age dies of unhappiness. Drug overdose. Suicide. Reckless behavior.“― Scott Turow

 
And it doesn’t have to be this way.

Help for Somebody’s Child

If you have an addiction problem, think it through, it’s not just about you. The overdose is coming; it will happen. Kids are dying every few minutes from drug overdoses. 

Soon you too will nod the nod of forever. Lives, futures, and dreams all ruined! 

It’s happening in every town, in every state of this country and all over the World.  It’s an epidemic!

 

But you can make a difference today!   

Talk to your friends and your children; help them understand that awareness, education, and prevention work.  

 

If you’re an addict, get help!  You don’t have to die, and you’re not alone.  Don’t be another statistic, a number, a toe tag!   

Be alive and dream dreams, live your life, set goals and surpass them!  Spread the love, the hope, and the message that no one has to die!  Choose life!

 
 
 


If you or someone you know needs help, it is available

The SAMHSA Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator is a searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs in the US that treat alcoholism and drug abuse problems. There are over 11,000 programs in this free database that includes programs for: 

  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Residential 
This call may just save a life.  Make that call today. 


 
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