We are a good family

You never think that you will be “that family” who is affected by the opioid crisis.  When our children started graduating from high school, we expected them to stick around to work, go to college or move off the island we live on.  We most certainly didn’t expect that any of them would get addicted to opiates.

So when our son went off to college we fully expected he would make the most of his time by continuing his honor roll grades, exemplary behaviors as a student, and maximize his time as a student by balancing it with a social life.  What we were not prepared for was a letter from the college saying our son had a drug problem.

This was just the beginning of the current roller coaster ride that we are on together.  One that has lasted off and on for four years now.  Back in the fall of 2013 I didn’t really understand what the Opioid Crisis was.  Now, begrudgingly, it is part of my daily life.

When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.„ — Ser Loras Tyrell

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