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Is your mailman a drug dealer?

Typically your mail carrier is not a drug dealer by choice.

Comic genius, Mitch Hedberg had a joke in his set about how his UPS guy was unknowingly a drug dealer. Mitch died from a drug-related death the night I went to go see his show in Richmond, VA at the Funny Bone. They had a substitute on stage that night who had been inserted last minute and it wasn’t until the next day we found out Hedberg had died that day. It was the first time I had heard that you could order illegal drugs from the internet.

When Charles was a teen, the party drugs were his drug of choice although he didn’t have the type of funds necessary to make online deals. But spyware revealed he tried to order them.

Typically drug dealing is a cash business. But drugs on the internet are often purchased by bitcoin or prepaid debit cards. A lot of drugs are advertised through Instagram using hashtags which change quickly to stay one step ahead of the law.

Clues for parents or loved ones include a household family member who gets frequent packages with nothing to show for it and other signs of drug use.

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Learn what I wish I’d known before I lost my son to drug-related suicide. By Anne Moss Rogers

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, coping strategies/resilience, 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. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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