When an eagle seizes a salmon too heavy to carry yet its talons cannot release it they both plummet. The predator becomes prey of the sea.
My dearest friend lost her 39 yr old son in this epidemic of poisonings with the contaminant Fentanyl. He was addicted to Heroin; with compulsions, lack of control, negative consequences, tolerance leading to higher dosing and avoidance of brutal withdrawal symptoms. He often made use of rehab; recovering for years at a time, Narcotics Anonymous, clean needles and longer acting narcotics. Tragically he was not using pure medical Heroin, or using his own supply at a safe injection site the day he relapsed. At supervised sites the use of drugs that are contaminated resulting in overdoses are certainly recognized and treated. I carry the antidote Nalaxone wherever I go as do many friends of those in the grip of addiction.
In his mother’s words;
“A tormented path to destruction….. the horrendous loss and grief hits hard, crashing in from no where and sinking like a boulder.”
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