Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Today started with the news of a tragic passing of a client lost in her addiction of alcohol. We did everything we could to help her but her addiction was even stronger than the love I know she had for her daughter. Her demons greater than any one monster I could ever dream up. Her daughter has never known "sober mommy" and now she never will. Today, I am reminded of just how short life truly is and how important it is that I continue (along with my co-workers ) reaching for the hand of those who are down & need help with finding their way back to their loved ones. My day has also ended with the tragic new of a 32 year old man that I knew who died of a drug over dose. He has a young son who for a few short years got to know the good hearted, loving, functional addict he calls daddy. And once again I am reminded that although I can't save them all & I can only help those who truly want help, I must continue to try & save one more "mommy ", one more "daddy " & prevent one more tiny broken heart. So for Rachel's daughter & Scott's son we must move forward & attempt with each new day the saving of the next generation. May you both find the peace you were searching for wherever your souls are. I am passionate about saving my own life & preventing my own children from unnecessary heart ache even for one more day & thus why I endure the hassle of sweating when inconvenient to do so, packing food for a day & bringing it with me wherever I may go, despite the stares & strange looks. I love my family enough to love myself a little more.
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    You know that Mr.Rogers (I think) quote about how in every tragedy you can look for the helpers? I think the tragedy of addiction is no less awful, despite its lack of tv drama. You are one of those helpers. It is people lke you who give me hope.
    1600 days ago
    Oh my heavens. My condolences on the loss of those two who fought and lost to addiction. My prayers are with their families and hoping they find peace and comfort.

    Addiction is such an insidious disease. Yes, sometimes the pull is stronger than any attempt to kick the addiction. **SIGH** May they find peace.

    And hugs, to you too. It is a profound loss when we lose someone we're trying to help. I remember many nights going home and just crying myself to sleep after losing a patient who lost their battle with whatever their disease/challenge was.

    1600 days ago
    I am in recovery. It only works if you're willing to do whatever it takes to stay clean and sober. Prayers sent their way and yours!
    1601 days ago
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