Tracy had a normal childhood -- she played sports, loved to laugh and hang out with her family and friends. She was always a little shy but she loved to hang around me, her older sister only, andbeing 2 years apart this did not bother me. We did everything together... Tracy sometimes would act older than her age and I feel now more than ever that she may have tried to grow up too fast. She dropped out of school at a young age and quickly began partying and using pretty much any drug she could get. This ultimately lead to many treatments and half way houses. Finally something seemed to click and Tracy was sober for a number of years she met a wonderful man and bought a home with him and got engaged. We were all so happy for her and thought finally her old life might be behind her. But sure enough it wasn't. Somehow the addict crept back and Tracy began to use again; this time it seemed much worse and she ended up in the ICU on life support from a overdose from numerous drugs. Somehow all our prayers were answered and she survived. But because of the impact of her behavior, her wedding had been called off. This seemed to depress Tracy and she seemed to change after this overdose we tried all we could to help but she would not accept or listen to us. 10 months later, Tracy ended up back in ICU on life support this time she would not wake up this time it would take her life. Tracy struggled for a long time and I truly believe she is at peace now. This doesn't mean I will not miss her. Tracy left behind a lot of people that loved her and our lives will never be the same. I hope other addicts will get the help they need and not put them through the nightmare we have and are now living. It is possible to be clean I have seen it done and I pray for all the addicts out there. Don't let this be your story! R.I.P Tracy until we meet again! I love you always...
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