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In loving memory of James "Trey" and Michael Buvens

Created by Mary Anne Buvens

Trey and Michael Buvens

Thank you for visiting the memorial I created in memory of my sons Trey and Michael. I do not want donations, but instead, if you have a loved one suffering from an opiate addiction, please encourage them to seek professional help. What you can do, is see their goodness, and remind them of their worth - they forget that. Don't berate or demean them - their inner critic is far more punishing than you could ever dream of. You can love them by demonstrating extreme kindness and compassion, while maintaining the necessary boundaries for yourself(s). They have no self compassion - you must demonstrate this behavior to them. These are your first steps in helping them help themselves because they are the only one that can change their behavior. You must learn the difference between helping and enabling them. If you and your family are enabling, you must stop. Get professional help for yourself(s) to understand the difference. There is so much more help available to addicts than there ever was when my sons passed.

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