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In memory of Josh Mayer

Created by Family Of Josh Mayer

Josh Mayer

A day doesn't go by that I am not reminded of my son Josh. His gentle smile, sensitive heart, love of the outdoors, sense of humor and handsome good looks. Josh enlisted in the Marine Corp. following his highschool graduation and was never the same again. The brain disease of addiction grabbed Josh hard as he joined in the after hours daily routine of drinking on base. Following his discharge from the military, his addiction to alcohol was apparent and he went through treatment for his disease three times. At the time of Josh's death, he had been sober for 9 months before relapsing 3 weeks before his fatal accidential overdose on cocaine. My mission has been to help other people and their families suffering from the disease avoid the pain I have been left with following the tragic lose of my beloved son Josh. Josh is gone but not forgotten, I love you Josh.

This Memorial was created to commemorate a loved one's life and to let other families know they can turn to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids for help when struggling with their son or daughter's substance use. Please consider sharing this page to increase awareness of substance use disorders and to provide hope and healing for others.

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1. Jennifer Alessio
I am so sorry to hear of your son Joshua. I also have a son named Joshua. Many of the pressures of life cause our children to turn to drugs as a coping mechanism when they don't know which way to turn. Coping mechanisms and confidence may help young people overcome the pressure to turn to drugs. My prayers are with you.