Another death due to heroin abuse

Another death due to heroin abuse

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Trixie

Moline, IL

#1 Dec 13, 2008
I heard another local resident has died due to heroin use. I wish these people would learn that this drug is horrible. I was taking narcotic pain medication for joint pain and I ended up getting addicted to the pills and it was horrible. I am not on pain medication anymore, but it has changed my life. Addiction to pain medication is similar to a heroin addiction, just not as severe. All I can say is I am thankful that I was able to remain strong and get off of prescription pain medication. I feel sorry for all of the families and friends that are hurting for the loss of this person.
wow

United States

#2 Dec 13, 2008
When did this happen and who was it? How very sad for the families and friends I have a nephew who a few years ago struggled with this addiction, I know how helpless the families can feel. So far he is beating it, however, it's a daily thing that hasn't gone away and he's never been the same. God bless the family of this person, you're not alone.
Public Outcry

United States

#3 Dec 13, 2008
Something has to be done about this problem. Where are the narcotics squads? Why can't the infiltrate this group? The list keeps getting longer of kids from Reed Custer that die with the same problem - heroin. Two years ago one of my friends was found dead with a needle hanging from his arm, I had no idea this was going on. What's bothers me is that his own brother knew of this problem but is/was too self centered to do anything about it. When even a family member doesn't care then who does?
Reed Custer

Elmhurst, IL

#4 Dec 14, 2008
Trixie

Moline, IL

#5 Dec 14, 2008
Yes, that is his name.
wow

United States

#6 Dec 14, 2008
Reed Custer wrote:
Thank you.
sad

Bolingbrook, IL

#7 Dec 14, 2008
rip chris.
I See

Elmhurst, IL

#8 Dec 14, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Since: Nov 08

Coal City

#9 Dec 14, 2008
Our Prayer go out to Chris's family. The family has been added to our Prayer Request blog at www.msbbraidwood.com
WAKE UP

AOL

#10 Dec 15, 2008
When is this town going to wake up and realize we have a VERY serious heroin problem in this area? I have lost count of the number of deaths from this age group. I have a relative who is a recovering herion addict that's the same age. What a waste of great kids!
daddy

Leesburg, FL

#11 Dec 15, 2008
Anyone know who the local contact is for the new "safe house" program that was to be started? Hear anything on it? I believe the woman who used to work in the dry cleaners a long time ago is the one who is trying to get it started (Latin woman with blonde hair and a great smile..very friendly)..I would love to get in contact with her!
fyi

Elwood, IL

#12 Dec 16, 2008
daddy wrote:
Anyone know who the local contact is for the new "safe house" program that was to be started? Hear anything on it? I believe the woman who used to work in the dry cleaners a long time ago is the one who is trying to get it started (Latin woman with blonde hair and a great smile..very friendly)..I would love to get in contact with her!
Here is the contact:

[email protected]
praying

United States

#13 Dec 16, 2008
WAKE UP wrote:
When is this town going to wake up and realize we have a VERY serious heroin problem in this area? I have lost count of the number of deaths from this age group. I have a relative who is a recovering herion addict that's the same age. What a waste of great kids!
town has its priorities upside down, we need to focus on the kids and i think the schools are starting to see the need and they are trying to find solutions, just need parents to get on board and really work with the schools
Trucker

Joliet, IL

#14 Dec 18, 2008
The Braidwood police don't have a war on drugs any more. They have a war on trucks, since people every day die from trucks in this town.
Ticked off Truck Driver

United States

#15 Dec 18, 2008
Thank the Mayor for that. She views us as her "cash cow". She couldn't care less about our youth! The mayor is in charge of the police. That is where the blame is layed!
madd

AOL

#16 Dec 18, 2008
Okay first why is it that the police in intercities know who the drug dealers are? We have a small town there is no way the police DO NOT know who these dealers are. How many kids are dieing because the police don't get these dealers out of town. Second apperantly the say no to drugs and the dare program do nothing. I thought this years ago it makes these young kids think ummmm maybe I'll try that years later when they can't deal with problems.
Wondering

Chicago, IL

#17 Dec 18, 2008
First of all It does seem like our police are doing alot more toward truck patrol, Why?$$$$$$$ thats why.You don't see much drug bust like you use too.But why is it the polices falt when a young person dies of an over dose.The police are fighting a loos`ing battle with drugs all over the country.Thank attorneys for that! Parents need to step up and take control of there kids! also everyone one those kids that now will never enjoy what life could have gave them chose not to say no.
Festus from Wilmatucky

AOL

#18 Dec 18, 2008
Like it or not, nobody on this board can stop somebody that wants to stick a needle in his or her arms! You can say if we had this program, or that program that it would not of happened because in the end we only accountable for ourselves. I am sorry for the loss of another life, but as the old saying goes: you die by your own hand. You can't blame the Police, schools, or other outlets because in the end it ALWAYS comes back to yourself for your own actions.
SAM

United States

#19 Dec 18, 2008
Festus from Wilmatucky wrote:
Like it or not, nobody on this board can stop somebody that wants to stick a needle in his or her arms! You can say if we had this program, or that program that it would not of happened because in the end we only accountable for ourselves. I am sorry for the loss of another life, but as the old saying goes: you die by your own hand. You can't blame the Police, schools, or other outlets because in the end it ALWAYS comes back to yourself for your own actions.
Festus is 100% correct.With all the programs at school,on TV etc. informing school kids about the dangers of drugs,at the end it all comes down to whether or not the individual is going to follow the advice. If they elect to use drugs then no amount of police action will stop them. Drug dealing has proven to be unstoppable,even in prison with a completely controlled envoirment drugs are easily available. Each individual is responsible for their own life and must make the correct decision,which of course is don't use drugs.
A Braidwood Parent

Morris, IL

#20 Dec 18, 2008
I'm sick of tired of people blaming the police and the schools and our children's friends for the deaths of our children in Braidwood.
The police and the schools can't stop it if nobody is willing to step forward, and does anyone really think that that our kids and their friends are going to do that?
The simple answer lies in our hands as parents.

Once Braidwood parents get that- we can at least protect our own children to trust us to come to us when they need sound advice!
At least that's how I raise my kids- and by the way they are drug free. And so are the kids they hang out with!

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