Heroin is a filthy rotten liar

Heroin told my son he was invincible and wouldn’t get addicted.

Heroin told Charles it was the answer to his pain, when in fact it made things worse.

Heroin told my son his problems were everyone else’s fault.

Heroin told him just one more hit and then he could stop, but it never let go.

Heroin told him he would feel first-hit euphoria all over again, even though he never did.

Heroin told him to lie, cheat and steal then convinced his brain that was OK when it wasn’t.

Heroin told him his loved ones abandoned him, when in fact it was the drug that made him abandon us.

Heroin told him he was worthless when he wasn’t.

Heroin told Charles he couldn’t live without it and when the drug ran out, he believed it.

Heroin told him once he stopped using that the only way to end the pain was to kill himself.

Often disguised by names like tramadol, vicodin, percocet, oxycontin, dilaudid and oxycodone, heroin sits in your medicine cabinets, is written on prescription pads and handed to people as an antidote for pain when in fact, it has become well known for causing it.

Get rid of it before it takes someone you love!

Heroin writes me a letter back

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my youngest son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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