Today, another tragedy.
RIP Jonathan A*****. 19 fucking years old, I went to high school with him but I've only met him a couple times because he is younger, but we have a few mutual friends who are pretty torn up.
My mom cried when I told her. She met his parents and his grandma through NarAnon while I was still shooting dope. They had all the money in the world, getting ready to send him to a super ritzy rehab..they were taking advice from the WRONG people. My mom told me she told them how Suboxone saved my life. She must have done it privately, because NarAnon considers Suboxone worse than marijuana (my mom told me that, I have no other evidence to support that statement)! She has come up to me 2-3 times and said "Thank you for not dying," which actually kind of tears me up.
When I heard, I thought about the article Avo posted yesterday about naloxone kits. I wonder what could have happened if he had had some and a person who knew what they were doing to administer it.
EDIT: Turns out this was a suicide. He laid down on the railroad tracks. After four rehabs and being only 19 years old.