Eric was my big brother. He was my everything. He was my best friend, my protector, my hero. For three years my family and I suffered through the horror of addiction with my brother. Addiction is something I would not wish on anyone. Heroin has ruined my life and took my brother away from me. It has been two years since I lost my brother. Although people say time heals all, there are some days I can barely get through without him. My brother is still my hero, along with anyone who has ever had to deal with this terrible disease. Eric left behind loving parents, a little brother and sister, a fiancé, and a beautiful baby girl who will never truly know what a wonderful person her father was. My advice to anyone who is dealing with addiction is take one day at a time, things will get bad. For every step forward, you will take ten backwards, but never quit.
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