I was wondering if anyone else had the experience of turning to drugs after the loss of a loved one. For myself, I started using prescription pain killers, then heroin, after my mother passed away. I was in my early 20s, and looking back, believe that I'd been depressed for much of my teens. I had a difficult relationship with my mother, which almost certainly compounded the problem. The situation propelled me into an even deeper depression, which I wasn't equipped for whatsoever. I'm wondering what others have experienced. How was your relationship with the person you lost? What do you think you were trying to suppress with your drug use? I'd love to hear your thoughts!