I am one of the Frederick County parents who lost my only son at the age of 21 to the disease of addiction. No one should have to suffer the pain I feel every day. When you lose a child, you lose part of your soul. Unless you have lived with or loved someone with this disease it is clearly not understood.
We, the parents of Maryland, need help. Our children are dying every day from the disease of addiction. I had a friend whose son recently overdosed and was taken to the emergency room. As soon as he was sober he was released. His mom tried getting him into treatment that day and was told nothing could happen until Monday. My question is, why couldn’t this boy with a disease be kept at the hospital until Monday? I understand our hospitals are full, but these kids, adults, old, young, rich, poor, and all nationalities are going out, overdosing and dying. These people are good-hearted people, most very educated.
Drugs do not discriminate. They take the best of humanity. It’s our people who discriminate, who are the worst of humanity. Why can’t we find easier ways to get these individuals help? We want to know why Frederick County is so high in overdose rates: No. 4 in our state to be exact, as stated in a Frederick News-Post article. Well, the answer lies here. We need immediate response on this situation.
In a Facebook page I have with many advocate groups, I see numerous people dying all over the nation daily. It is clear we need to all come together and figure out what we could do better to save our children.