I know what you're going through man, when my dad left I was a mess.
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.
You mean subscription pain medicine? Does it actually make you feel good?
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 a bigger high. 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.