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My Big Brother

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My Big Brother

My big brother got involved with a girl and?she got him into some bad habits - she got him addicted to a bunch of drugs?like heroin, oxy, and others.

He was about 20 when they got together and this started happening. He had been an alcoholic since age 15. He tried to get help but they put him on a waiting list. My family thought he had quit the drugs but I guess we were wrong.

On December 8th, 2012, my brother's boss (who lived with him)?found him unresponsive on his bedroom floor. His boss looked at the table and found pills of Methadone - a weaker form of heroin. There had been five but his boss found only?one and half?left. My brother?crushed them up and snorted them.

His autopsy was on December 11th, 2012 and they still haven't determined the cause of death. They don't know if his liver quit from the drinking or if it's from the drugs.

I just thought I would share my brother's story because I hope people can learn from his mistakes. I know I did.

R.I.P Trey. I Love You! <3

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1. Aliyya
So sorry for your loss, thanks for sharing your story!
2. Julie
Thank you for sharing your story, Heather. I'm so sorry for your loss.
3. Brandy
Hey hunny methodone isn't heroin and used correctly at a clinic it helps a lot of people to get clean from heroin and opioids like Roxys and Oxys. I know because I've been clean off Roxys for two years and I got myself through it with the use of methodone, but mind you I was under a doctor's care and never drank or snorted or abused it. And PS, I'm so Sorry about your brother. My father and step father died because of drugs. I pray his soul has found some peace in death that he couldn't find in life and I hope you can preach about the fact that drugs kill good people .