Thursday, April 12, 2007
Scary Heroin News Today
Here's the story of a heroin-addicted mother who gave her infant son methadone to quiet his crying. The baby died. The mother and father, pictured, are both heroin addicts. The father was cleared of his charges, but the mother has plead guilty to manslaughter by gross negligence.
Here's another new posting, this one warning of a possible batch of tainted heroin as responsible for the near-fatal overdoses of 3 addicts in recent days. Apparently, there was a rash of fatal overdoses last year when a batch of heroin turned up tainted with fentanyl, a powerful painkiller.
And here's one more story of a corrections officer who will spend up to the next four years in prison for trying to smuggle heroin into the facility where he worked.
Perhaps I should stop searching the news for heroin stories. They terrify me. I can't imagine what I would do if my husband overdosed. I've gotten myself into quite a mess by marrying someone and not letting my family know I've done it. If something happened to him, I would have to suffer through the death of my spouse under appalling circumstances, and I wouldn't be able to go to my mother for support. I've wanted my mother so much in the last few weeks while dealing with all this relationship crap, and I've not been able to go to her for support.
It's another life lesson: don't do things that you can't tell your mama.