“…and Just like that They put a Recently Dead Heroin Addict Back on the Street…

Heroin Living and Dying with an Addict You Love, How to Survive when Everyone Dies. Available in Bookstores April 18, 2017.

Book Excerpt: Chapter 5 “…and Just like that They put a Recently Dead Heroin Addict Back on the Street…”

“You do have a reason!” I exclaimed. “He is a heroin addict; he just overdosed and almost died. If we go home, he is going to get sick, and then he is going to use again, and he is going to die again. You should have seen what he did on Monday after spending three days in jail. We are lucky that he didn’t kill a dozen people trying to get to his dealer’s house.”

“You do have a reason!” I exclaimed. “He is a heroin addict; he just overdosed and almost died. If we go home, he is going to get sick, and then he is going to use again, and he is going to die again. You should have seen what he did on Monday after spending three days in jail. We are lucky that he didn’t kill a dozen people trying to get to his dealer’s house.”

“Sir, he has no symptoms of withdrawal; have you found a rehab center? Maybe they will detox him.”

This person didn’t know what she was talking about. I could tell. She would be willing to help me, if she knew what to do. But since she did not know what to do, she was hiding her ignorance behind policy and procedures.

“Ma’am, this is Wellstar,” I stated. “It is a huge company. Somebody in this company knows what to do, and we are not leaving until we talk to that person!”

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