The following is a letter from the parents of Sean, who lost his life on February 21st, 2015 at the age of 31, to heroin overdose…
If you only knew how much we love you and how much more often we wish we could tell you. If you only knew that we were biting our tongues, trying to give you the time and space you needed. If we only knew what was really happening…
If you only knew how much we regret not doing more. If you only knew how much we want to turn back time. If we only knew that we didn’t have much time.
If you only knew and if we only knew, you’d be sitting with us. At home. Not lying in a casket, bereft of life. We miss you and love you dearly, Sean.
– Mom & Dad
Addiction isn’t merely the self-inflicted problem of the user. It’s a family disease. It’s a friend’s burden and responsibility. It’s a societal epidemic. And it DEMANDS our collective attention.