Have you lost a child to death from overdose? My best friend from childhood lost her youngest son to a heroin overdose a few months ago. He was using a few years ago and she worked with him, supported him and tried to get him help. He seemed to be doing good, got a steady job, a new girlfriend, a baby, life was ok. She sold her home and moved out of state for her job feeling confident he was doing well. The night he died she spoke with him on the phone around 9pm happy about his day, had a baby sitter for a few hours and going out to supper with his girlfriend. Her phone woke her around 4am it was the girlfriend telling her she found him unresponsive and called an ambulance. My friend was several hours away and jumped in her car and headed to him; sadly he died of a heroin overdose before she arrived. We have spent several hours on the phone talking she is a devoted christen and believer in God. She cut all contact with her grandchild or the girlfriend. She is a strong, brave women and feels he is in a better place with no more issues, in Gods world, she no longer worries about him; she is at peace. I never want to outlive any of my children it would be the most devastating time of my life; I just don’t have any clue how I would ever find peace again. I know he was her baby boy and she loved him so very much. We talk about him and I try to consol her. Yet her response is usually “I am at peace” I feel she is masking her feelings rather it be to make me feel better or flat denial is just not clear to me. Please share your experience.