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My Son lost his life

Posted by My son on 6 May 2015.

Drug addiction is a disease.
Those experiencing it should have treatment.
Despite my son having for 23 years overcoming an addiction in youth.When he became ill through arthritis he began again to use drugs to be as he said to be normal. The county we live in was inadequate-Evan though countless times help was sought the eventual happened and he died. 
 As a mother in grief I have to say after six years of struggling with his health problems of having constant pain through arthritis the temptation for relief was too much for him. What isnt recognised is that people with an addiction are ill and whilst under the phychosis of the drug or alcohol of their choice they are unable to fight or get out of it. The inevitable happens.  I asked repeatably for help but didnt receive it!   Life is cheap!? As a family we are left to pick up the pieces!


Icarus Trust
12 May 2015

I am so sad to read your story and hear that you didn't get the help you needed. The Icarus Trust is a charity that offers support to friends and family of addicts because we recognise how hard it is to a loved one with an addiction. If you feel that it might help you to talk with someone who would understand please contact us.
You can contact us on or visit the website
I  wish you and your family all the best.

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