Heroin doesn’t discriminate

To the Editor:

People need to think twice if they think their children or families are safe from this drug heroin. Heroin took my beautiful daughter’s life on Jan. 1, 2014. When she died, my life and the lives of my children and extended family changed forever!

While she was with us, we watched a beautiful, strong-willed, young woman deteriorate before our very eyes. I had to change my unconditional love for her to “tough love,” That was hard enough!

She tried to give it up so many times. She hated it! It will destroy everything it touches, that includes family. I was so relieved when she would end up in jail or prison. At least I knew where she was and that she was somewhat safe! Pretty sad! I lost my son three years before that. That really did a number on her. He was always there for her. Then he wasn’t, and she went full throttle with heroin.

Please watch your children and who they hang with. Keep an eye on their habits, mannerisms, etc. Troy, Piqua, Fletcher, Casstown — it’s everywhere! It comes for the rich, the poor, good families, dysfunctional families, even the happiest families etc. I pray it does not knock at your door! I truly hurt for the addict and the families and friends. They are hurting too and really don’t know what to do to help. There are so many hurting people out there looking for something to make the pain go away! If you look to heroin for your escape, you will be in worse shape than before heroin. I know this first hand.

God bless you and yours!

— Cindy Hutson