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Accident after heroin usage

Discussion in 'Heroin' started by mayasupernova, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. mayasupernova

    mayasupernova Active Contributor

    I knew a guy from my town, a very handsome one, but a drug dealer and a drug addict.
    He even went to jail on couple of occasions because of dealing drugs, but he had never stopped using them.

    A few years ago, he used heroin on a night out, had a lot of drinking, sat in a car and headed home. On the road leading to his home, he did not turn right to his entrance, but lost control over the vehicle, hid the curb and ended up in the field nearby his house. He was driving very fast. Instantly killed. It was a terrible piece of news for my town since he was young and there was maybe a chance he could get rehabilitated and saved.

    Unfortunately, he ended his life in this terrible way.

    I hate addiction, and I wanted to share this story as a precaution and a warning to everyone using heroin and alcohol out there in the world.
    Keep yourself safe. Life is only one. Make sure you live it in a healthy way.
  2. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @mayasupernova... Thanks for sharing that story. Maybe it will help someone avoid becoming another statistic.
  3. dkelly

    dkelly Active Contributor

    It’s so terrible what addiction does to lives that have so much potential. It is so unfortunate that many young people turn to drugs for various reasons. Then they become addicted and some never have the opportunity to escape the addiction. Thanks for sharing this story and I hope it accomplishes its purpose.
  4. Jasmine2015

    Jasmine2015 Community Champion

    Thankyou for sharing this story. This just comes to show that drugs not only effects the user, but everyone else. The man lost his life and could have been saved. Drugs do ruin lives and the more we speak out on it, hopefully the more people will steer clear of drugs or gather the courage to get clean. I wish for no one to go through a sad tragedy like this ever.
  5. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    That is sad. A friend of my son's died right in front of his house after a night of partying. He hit the curb, and partially flew out the window. The vehicle fell on top of him crushing him. It was very sad, especially for me, because I kept thinking my son could have been with him. It is always sad when a young person dies, but this being a neighborhood kid was especially tragic for us.
  6. mayasupernova

    mayasupernova Active Contributor

    Seems the same as the story I told you...utterly sad. :( Even when that happens to someone far away, someone you do not know or did not know, or met, with people with empathy it would lead to tears streaming down their faces. I know I often cry when reading / seeing some bad things happened to people in the world. I guess leading a life free of addiction is the best way you can at least hope you are safe...
  7. oraclemay

    oraclemay Community Champion

    It is always sad to hear stories like this and believe me there are many! Not only do they affect the addict but all the family members that remain behind too. Sometimes there are children involved who now lose a parent, or parents who lose their child. This is a fact of life of those involved with drugs. It never ends happily.
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  8. L_B

    L_B Community Champion

    Many lives are cut short by alcohol and drugs. Families are destroyed and changed forever by the sudden loss of a loved one. A loss that could have been prevented. A loss that never should have happened. I have known many over the years. It is always sad when you hear of another one. I have heard far too many stories of a car full of young people, drinking, drugging and losing control. All of them killed. Lives that had so much potential, so much more life to live. It is so sad. Every time I hear another story my heart hurts for those family and friends who are left behind to deal with such tragedies.
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  9. mayasupernova

    mayasupernova Active Contributor

    Yes it is so sad, and his mum is still not doing well. She continued on with her life, but there are some visible consequences of the trauma and pain, both in her behaviour and on her face. A very sad thing to look at. She is trying to be positive, but i am sure it is a very great pain, and it will never go away.
  10. dyanmarie25

    dyanmarie25 Community Champion

    It's really a sad story, but yes, thanks for sharing.

    I totally agree with you about that. Addictions would never do any good to one's life. Surely, it could give you some sort of pleasure, but it's only temporary. You still have your whole life ahead of you. Don't ruin it just because you want to get high or drunk.
  11. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    RIght exactly, and for God's sake stay out of a vehicle when you are intoxicated. The results can be so devastating. It is something that not only you, but other people are going to have to live with forever. You can't undo death or serious injury. It is a permanent condition, as much as we swish it wasn't.
  12. doatk22

    doatk22 Community Champion

    He was probably nodding off and fell asleep and crashed. That is very tragic indeed. It's such a waste to spend your life on drugs.
  13. JonnyMacdonald

    JonnyMacdonald Community Champion

    A tragedy.
    I feel bad for mother and family who I am sure are in a bad place now because of their sons bad choices and problems
    A time like this reminds us to pray for those taken by addiction, those pushed by the devil into unspeakable acts of evil that end in tragedy.
  14. BoredPostman

    BoredPostman Member

    You said he went to jail multiple times for drug use, but continued using them. Just goes to show how our current criminal justice system does absolutely nothing to help rehabilitate victims of drug abuse.
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  15. xTinx

    xTinx Community Champion

    That man's story made me realize that looks can't really buy you happiness. Rich and good-looking people don't have exclusive access to happiness and self-worth. Even they can fall prey to discontent and lose their way. The kind of family you were born into and the environment you grew up in also have a huge impact on how you see yourself. Had he the right support system, I doubt that man would have ended his life like that.
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  16. BoredPostman

    BoredPostman Member

    Money can kind buy you happiness though. If I think about every problem in my life right now, they could all be solved with money. Which is sad, but also the unfortunate truth.
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  17. danjon

    danjon Senior Contributor

    Thank you for this timely reminder. Many people fail to realize that it isn't overdosing or even the long-term health effects of drug taking that pose the biggest risk - it's the stupid, reckless, death-inviting things we do when we're high that can cut our lives short of their natural potential. Once again, thank you.
  18. Mayoress

    Mayoress Active Contributor

    Thanks for this story. I'm sure it will open the eyes of so many people and teenagers who are so blind to see the truth. It's really painful to know that it can get this worse. But it does. I know of friends and aquantances that has experienced this sort of thing. Addiction truly kills. If the death is not instant, it will be gradual. That is the pain of addiction.