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‘The officer asked, ‘If you’re a nurse, why are you with a junkie?’ They searched for ‘evidence.’ My person was gone.’: Woman says love of her life died of addiction because of ‘shame, stigma’ surrounding the disease

“I baked cheddar scones — they were Jared’s favorite. I took a nap. When I awoke, it was dark outside, and he wasn’t in the house. He said he’d gone out for air. When he came back, he went straight to the bathroom, yelling at me to ‘mind my own business.’ He never talked to me like this. His voice dripped with anger. I don’t know why, but I listened. I got in my car. When I came back, the washing machine was running. He’d started my laundry. I walked through the kitchen and that’s when I saw him face down in our living room.”

‘Please Mom, don’t do that, you’ll kill yourself,’ my son pleaded. The ladder was too far from the window.’ Mom’s harrowing journey finding daughter overdosed

“‘Feel better, Mom. I love you.’ She hung up. The following morning, her door was locked, but her window was open. It was a rainy, stormy day. I was petrified. Something was wrong. I ran outside and climbed the metal ladder in thunder, lightning. Looking in, I was in shock. My daughter was lying face down.”

‘My heroin addict.’

“I’m not sure who people picture when they think of heroin addicts, so, I’d like to introduce you to mine.”

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