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I Lost Someone to a Heroin Overdose

This is for anyone who needs to express their side of a heroin overdose. Take time read a story, leave a story YOU ARE NOT ALONE 207 People

    I lost my little brother

    and his girlfriend July 9th 2013 to heroin overdoses. It's the hardest thing I've ever had to go through. We were very close. My heart still hurts every day.
    darlenerobinson13 darlenerobinson13 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    Snowy Memories :)

    My favourite memory of my brother involves him, and I and a snowy morning/middle of the night. I was less than 14 years old and sneaking out barefoot, running down to the bottom of the garden in the snow seemed like such an adventure! Of course, being the older brother it was...
    melodieoc melodieoc 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 7, 2012

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    My Cousin

    MY cousin was more like my brother he was one of the only people in my family that cared about me. I still remember everything that happened that day and it was almost 4 years ago. I was at my grandmas house and the phone rang. All I heard my mom say was "hello, wait?!, ok we'll...
    anb251999 anb251999 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    ....

    She was my best friend, we were sixteen. Being stupid little teenagers we were just chilling at her house. And her boyfriend of the time told us about this bomb *** **** that we should try. We had never tried heroin but we decided to give it a try. We had a blast but I noticed...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 7 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    Little Sister Gone Too Soon By An Accidental Overdose

    May, 23, 2013 TODAY, we bury my wife’s little sister… my little sister. She was barely 21 years old. And with her we bury all our hopes, prayers and dreams of seeing her pull through this very rough chapter in her life. We so looked forward to the many good things that we...
    markandlisa markandlisa 41-45, M 2 Responses May 27, 2013

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman R.

    I.P. 💔 What are some of your favorite performances? Comedy: He steals the show in a small role in "Along Came Polly"
    MissAnthony MissAnthony 41-45, F Feb 5

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    Friend Died Of Heroin.

    Just recently I found out my friend died of a O.D on heroin. I had just seen him like 5 days before he left this Earth. He was trying to get clean but relapsed. He went in to the hospital and after being there for only the night they sent him home. He died the next day. It's sad...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    My best friend overdosed a day

    before her 18th birthday. Like many others, she thought that she had it under control. Rest in Christ's Peace Zenah Santina & Casper Santina
    TeenMamaRoo TeenMamaRoo 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Lost My Best Friend 2 Days Ago

    I was scouring the internet searching for some sort of answer when I came across this site. It is comforting to know I am not alone. Mary and I met the summer before our freshman year in college at orientation, and instantly clicked. She was the type of person that everyone...
    Woundedheart13 Woundedheart13 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 3, 2013

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    The Biggest, Most Alive Man I've Ever Met

    And now he's dead. I don't really want to go into it. I'm still angry at him after all these years. We met in college, and I liked him immediately. That's how everyone reacted to him. Everyone loved him - and to make it easier, he was really nice, funny, caring, and fun. He...
    bookmaus bookmaus 31-35 2 Responses Aug 10, 2013

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    Heroin Addicts Are Not An Archetype, One Of My Good Guy Friends Wasn't.

    I've known this kid since I was 16 and he was 18. Very calm, sweet, and intelligent guy. He's always been very interested in drugs. He countlessly argued with all of us how he researches them and does them safely no matter how many times we'd disagree with drugs being great and...
    alisaryl alisaryl 18-21 1 Response May 15, 2011

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    One Last Shot To Force Her Into Treatment...

    I just received the reports from our 21 yr old sisters 2nd overdose incident. It occurred on Oct 31 2012. The 3rd was May 19 2013 and she didn't survive. Her sister made an unplanned stop to see her and found her in the bed unresponsive. Needle in her arm, wraps and...
    markandlisa markandlisa 41-45, M 2 Responses May 28, 2013

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    Soulmate Overdosed

     I found my soulmate dying in our hallway August 6th 2008. He had overdosed on $40.00 worth of heroin. He had recently got out of prison in June of 2008. He overdosed 3 days after his release. Luckily his friend found him. He checked into rehab 2 days later. He got out on...
    denverwind denverwind 46-50, F 8 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    Why Did I Do It?

    i went out with a group of mates about 4 of us in total,  we all got wasted and high on herion and some other stuff .i cant really remember what happened but i can remember dave was drivin an we went though the drive though at mc donalds. we were nearly home when the...
    runningtonowhere runningtonowhere 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 11, 2010

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    Lost My Daughter Aug 19 2013 To Heroin

    My daughter megan overdosed 3 days after shw turned 19...its been almost 3 weeks, and i still.am putting the story together..first i want to say, she graduated h.s. And was about to start college a few days ago..she was getting well.known in the flint area for her art, and had...
    myoranges myoranges 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Myself

    Heroin has always been in my life. Only recently has it left [almost three years]. It started with my mother, and stole her from me with the aid of Meth, cocaine, LSD, all of that, as well as vodka, whiskey and absynthe. She did not die, but she was not a mother. I would have...
    xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx 18-21, M 7 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    My one and only big brother.

    My hero. My childhood best friend. It is so hard to get up in the morning knowing I will never see him again and even though it has almost been a year and a half i am completely broken without him. It gets hard to breathe when I hear his name and I wake up with tears running...
    Kristinaaaa Kristinaaaa 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    I lost my baby, my 18 year old son on October

    27, 2014 from a heroin overdose. I can hardly stand to even write this as the pain and loss is so unbearable.. I had to come back to work and his pictures are all around me from his whole life, he's so beautiful and such a great person. How could somebody that was so happy 4...
    SandyIndy SandyIndy 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    My Son Died At 22 From Heroin OD

    My son died from heroin overdose, only 2 weeks after his 22 birthday. I came back from work and found his lifeless body, collapsed face down in bed. Nothing helped to bring him back. Our painful journey started 5 years ago. My son started smoking pot, then progressed to...
    Svet060313 Svet060313 36-40, F 11 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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    So much has been going on lately ,

    I just started a new job and I go I school now so my schedule is pretty much full. It's so much new stress added on ... Then this. I went to Sarah's viewing today. She was only 21, she was in college and she loved to perform.. I don't know ..she just had so much going for her...
    JustIndifferent JustIndifferent 18-21, F Sep 9

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    Why ???........

    my son had been a heroin user for nearly 2 years , he shoplifted to fund his habit and eventually ended up in prisonwhen he was released from prison he was healthy and happy and determined to stay clean , he had been locked up for 9 months and wanted to start being a dad to his...
    paulsmum paulsmum 41-45, T 3 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    My one and only older sister died in late April

    of last year from a heroin overdose. My mom found her lifeless body on the bathroom floor. I live 600+ miles away, so up until recently, I've been able to convince myself it never happened. But now the fact that I haven't talked to her on the phone or seen her in such a long...
    MookShanuk929 MookShanuk929 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I just found out two days ago

    that one of my best friends died from a heroin overdose. She was 25. I miss her so much and I don't know what to do with myself. I hate this drug more than anything.
    Dustinj4mes Dustinj4mes 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I lost my little brother 08/07/13,

    he was 26. Defiantly the worst day of my life. He had struggled with heroin for about 2 years but for last year he was mostly better. He overdosed the day after Christmas 2011. That was when we all found about him doing heroin. Don't get me wrong we partied together for...
    aer139 aer139 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I lost my son, 30 years old,

    just before the holidays, Dec. 18th, 2013. He and I were very close, he was successful, but had this feeling of no self-worth. He had been on and off with ALL drugs and had been sober for about 36 days. I had taken over his finances, everything was looking better, and then...
    donnalittlekitty donnalittlekitty 51-55, F 6 Responses Apr 2

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    I lost my best friend in 2012 due to a heroine

    overdose. They found him in his house and he was only 21 years old. To this day I still find it extremely hard to live life to its fullest since everything I do I think about how much more fun it would have been with my best friend there. I find it hard to sleep at night a lot...
    chens chens 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    The Needle And The Damage Done

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi2XCsPKlY8 I hit the city and I lost my band I watched the needle take another man Gone, gone, the damage done I've seen the needle and the damage done A little part of it in everyone But every junkie's like a settin' sun.
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2013

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    I Married An Addict

    Thirty years ago I was living in London. I got very close to my   gay neighbor and met his brother: Andrew was nine year older than me ( I was 26), a successful graphic artist, gorgeous, educated and smart and just out of rehab for heroin. Romance followed, we had a wonderful...
    vitabeata vitabeata 56-60, F 11 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    My Precious Son

    I got a phone call on the night of July 23rd,2009,come quick,there's something wrong with my son.I got in my car and when I got there a policeman came up to me and asked if I was his mother,I said yes and he said I'm sorry,your son is dead.Everything was like in slow motion,no,no...
    somanytears somanytears 51-55, F 8 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    I lost my little brother to a heroin overdose

    two years ago. He was nineteen, only a year younger than me. I had no memory of a life without him. He was my best friend and we were so close. I couldn't have asked for a better relationship with a sibling, and I'm saddened by those who take for granted that special bond. My...
    MonetChere MonetChere 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 17

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    I lost my best friend 11 months ago to a heroin

    overdose. I spoke to her that morning and said I wasn't going to work. She told me she would go in instead and she was making her lunch, excited to use her brand new lunch box she bought with me at a pampered chef party two weeks before. It was April 1st, 2013. The worst april...
    Marvall Marvall 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    To Me You'Ll Always Be 18...

    We lost you our senior year. Our class clown. I remember coming in to my first hour, the first of two classes I shared with you, dreading it. I sat down, looked around the room, I saw the faces of the ones who knew, and the ones who where about to find out. Your chair was empty...
    battlewounds battlewounds 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2013

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    Poem Found In The Room After He Died.

    Brandon was the love of my life, but the love of his life was heroin. He died 2 months ago, today. This poem was found in his room. I'm not sure if he wrote it or when. He signed the bottom, so I believe he did write it. "I Can Smell the Brown Spot on my Soul" Every time I get...
    goldilox1975 goldilox1975 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    Who's Going To Protect Me Now?

    He was my big brother, my everything, my heart and soul.....and then he found heroin...and I was no longer number one in his life. As a kid we did everything together, I wanted to be just like him. If i was sad, he was the shoulder i was crying on...if a boy broke my heart, he...
    iloveyouB iloveyouB 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 18, 2010

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    I met someone that I could honestly spend the

    rest of my life with. No matter how cliche it sounds, it was love at first sight. It was a whirlwind romance. We were together only a short period of time, however; it was the happiest I had ever been in my life. He was exactly what I wanted in a man; loving, caring, thoughtful...
    rsw3323 rsw3323 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    I Miss You Everyday

    OK I have never shared my story so here goes x My beautiful brother Nicholas died of an overdose on the 6th of April 2003. This was and continues to be the worst day of my life. Nicholas was always a quiet and somewhat shy child, me on the other hand is confident and outgoing...
    rubysmum1234 rubysmum1234 36-40 3 Responses Apr 11, 2013

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    My Best Friend

    It happened two years ago, a week from today. He was barely 16. Eager to do what was "cool." This guy wasn't just my best friend, he was basically the only family I had. Sure I had my mother and fathers. A mother who worked all the time, never once went to a parent teacher, or my...
    Caleb8D Caleb8D 18-21, M 2 Responses May 30, 2013

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    I Tried To Help A Friend That Was Down And Out. I Didn'T Know It Was Heroin..

    This is a huge long story that I will try to keep to the point. I was in a friendship with a Woman I had known about a half a year. She had a boyfriend so we were just basically friends, as I enjoyed her company. We kissed a few times but that was the extent of that. She...
    arahant arahant 41-45, M 2 Responses May 17, 2013

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    I Lost A Big Part Of Me

    i had a hero. he was an amazing boy. he lived far and was a little older than me. we still talked. he saved me and i saved him. it was amazing how each others words could change everything for the better. sadly i lost him. he worried constantly about me and finally said i cant...
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    I lost my brother to a heroin overdose 2 months

    ago. He would have been 21 this past January. It is hard to believe that he is always gone. It has been my fear sense I was younger that one of my brothers was going to die from drugs. My oldest brother is not almost 2 years sober. Most recently, my family and I have began to...
    Caaroline Caaroline 18-21, F 12 Responses Feb 12

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    The Walking Dead

    I knew he was dead before he did. I couldn't help him. Pale green faced and skin and bone. Emaciated.  I feel so much sadness and guilt  that I didn't have the strength to care for him at the end but his lifestyle was horrific. I was even scared to look at him when he popped...
    lellesbelle lellesbelle 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 25, 2010

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    Am I Ever Going To Be Okay??

    I feel so selfish because my memories of July 12th are strictly what I thought and felt and what I had to deal with and how MY life has crumbled and I am mad and I am sad and I just wish that wishes could bring him back because I not only pressed but I pounded on his chest and he...
    Paris1982 Paris1982 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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    What He Never Knew Kills Me.

    I dont have very memories of my childhood. I hear I was a happy kid but the things I do remember were not very happy. Im not the type to share my feelings with everyone, especially something as private as the death of my father, but its getting harder day by day to keep a strong...
    wwdove wwdove 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    Here's my story: Although I cannot relate to

    the experience of those who are addicted or recovered from heroin, I can relate to those who are watching their loved ones fall. My cousin, who I love and look up to as a brother, who is so talented and smart, is battling the addiction of heroin. For months, he was living in a...
    bsmith1217 bsmith1217 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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