There has been a recent trend of pictures and videos revealing a horrible ugliness about the heroin epidemic plaguing the United States.
The first picture that came to my attention was that of a small boy in the back seat of a car. In front of him, his grandmother / caregiver was od’ing. She’s comatose, dead eyes, slumped in the seat, her skin has a blue tinge to it. The driver of the car, grandma’s boyfriend was also od’ing. This small boy who should have been in preschool reading Dr. Seuss or climbing the monkey bars witnessed a very ugly demon that’s leaking through out our society. Grandma was his guardian. She should have been protected him. Instead… ugh… My stomach churns.
The next was a photo of a gorgeous little baby being held in the arms of a police woman. The baby’s father had just od’ed and died. Her mother had od’ed, but was able to be revived. Who will care for this precious child now? Her tiny life is so vulnerable. She is at our mercy.
The next ugly thing I bore witness to was a video of a young girl in pajamas. Her mother took her to the store, od’ed, and collapsed on the floor. The scared child tried so hard to wake her mom up. As a parent this crushes my soul.
A seven year old girl’s parents didn’t wake up to get her ready for school. The little Angel that she is, got herself ready, and went to school like it was any other day. On the bus ride home she confided her fears to her driver. The authorities came. Her parents had od’ed and died. They left 4 children behind.
If you’re reading this and your an addict, please get help. Don’t let your children go through this.