Friday, April 12, 2013
There are no opiates in heaven mom.
My mother was found dead on Monday morning. She'd probably been sitting in the floor there like that for up to 3 days before her caretaker found her. Even though we don't have the autopsy report back yet, I feel in my heart that it was a prescription drug overdose. Earlier this year CNN did a piece on the epidemic of narcotic and benzo abuse and cited it to be the number one cause of accidental death in this country this year. I always hated the fact that my mother used narcotics so much and felt that those pills played a large part in her continued absence in my life. My wheels are turning now about perhaps creating a non-profit organization to educate the public about prescription drug abuse. Not necessarily in "honor" of my mother, but because of this: I didn't just lose my mother on Monday, I lost her every single day that she was too high to have a normal life, normal feelings, and a normal conversation with me on the phone.