I think the creepiest thing in the world is what society has done to the word “daddy”
“It started out as “it’s just heroin, you’ll feel sick bro” and ended as “I’m sorry Mr. & Mrs. Richards we did everything we can”.
You didn’t see it ending like this, you didn’t plan on dying at the hand of something your friends said was the best high they’d ever had. But it happened and there’s no going back now.
For you it was a normal day, went to school, spent some time with some friends and then that’s when it happened. That’s when you shot up. Syringe to the arm, needle in the vein and just like that it was done. Plunger at the end of the chamber and the deadly narcotic running rampant in your body. It wasn’t the first time you did it but today would be the last.
Minutes later your eyes went empty, your breathing became labored, your “friends” tried to talk to you but you wouldn’t respond. Your heart slowed to nothing and that’s when the panic started. “Joe..Joe wake up man it’s not funny come on…Joe wake up..someone call 9-1-1”
As dispatch relayed the information to first responders you were laying there on the couch, riding the flat line. Friends tried to get you onto the ground and preform CPR before help came and at the same time wishing this was all just a horrible dream.
For those answering the call for help this wasn’t the first time they would respond to something like this and they knew it would not be their last. Loaded in the ambulance with life saving efforts underway you were raced to the hospital. And now, now this is where we are. You, laying on the hospital bed with so many trying their best to bring you back but today their best just couldn’t save you.
You can stop this, not all together but you can stop it from happening to you. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction please get help today before this is you, a friend, or a family member tomorrow.”
- via Ocean County Police, Fire & EMS on facebook