My daughter Marianne was taken by a heroin overdose on May 3, 2014 after a 3-year struggle with this demon. She was only 21 years old with a wonderful life ahead of her. The reality of her death is still very difficult for me to grasp. Day treatment as well as residential rehab seemed to have no effect on her failing will. There are no words to describe the loss of a child but losing your own flesh and blood to addiction seems so much more difficult because as mothers (and fathers), we have always taken care of our child's every need and this was "unfixable" by us. Her only hero would have been herself and in this, she failed. I try to take solice in the idea that she is now finally at peace but this does not change my everlasting wish that she could be here with me. My heart will never be whole again.
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