The Price of One Choice

The Price of One Choice

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  • I know what you're going through man, when my dad left I was a mess.
  • Andrew is having a hard time dealing with the divorce of his two parents.  He thinks he is unable to find ways to help cope with the situation so he turns to his friend Jake who has dealt with something similar for help.
  • I can't believe my parents are getting a divorce.  I feel like things are never going to be okay.
  • But I found some tablets in the cabinet, some friends told me about that make you relax I guess.
  • Jake offers him prescription medication of his mom's that she used for her back surgery a few years ago.  Not only is the drug not prescribed for Jake, but it has expired as well.
  • You mean subscription pain medicine?  Does it actually make you feel good? 
  • If Jake was a true friend to Andrew, he would tell him ways he could cope with the situation on his own, but because the prescription drugs have made him feel much better, he thinks Andrew should take them too.
  • Yeah, I have some right now if you want some.  I still take them, but I need something better now.
  • Heck I'll take them right now.  I'll do anything to get over this pain.
  • Do you have any idea what this could do to you?!  I can never trust you again
  • Three months have gone by and Andrew is still using, his mom is noticing that he is not the same person he used to be, she finds a pill bottle in his jacket.  They are forced to leave the restaurant because he is out of control.
  • It's nothing mom stop they're helping me feel better!!
  • I don't need food I need Heroin!  Somebody help
  • Shortly after, Andrew ran away from home.  He began using heroin to chase .  His addiction has gotten so bad that he experiences withdrawal in a few hours.  He will do anything for more heroin.
  • Yes, 911.  There is a man yelling for help and saying he needs more heroin.
  • Oh my god!  I should have gotten him help, but he ran away.  This isn't the way I should be seeing him again.
  • Andrew was transported to the hospital where he was unresponsive.   he has several abscesses due to injecting heroin into his veins.  
  • I'm so sorry mam.  You're son will only survive if he is strong enough to fight this battle.  And if he does, he will never be the same boy again.  He will be recovering for the rest of his life.
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