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A father shares his two-year fight to save his son from addiction

In conversation with a nurse who had a son addicted to heroin, he shared what he did to bring his son out of darkness. He talks about the drug being at epidemic status in this area right now, what he did to track his child's journey through illegal drug acquisitions and offers points he thinks may help other parents.

By Linda Waggener

This father, who shared his personal experience so long as his name was not used, went through two years of hell to rescue his son from his addiction to Black Tar Heroin. His child is now drug free. The father shares what it was like and how he fought the battle in hopes it may help someone else.

This Dad spoke up in a health care meeting about seeing illegal drug addition and trade -- up close, and all around him -- he said, "we are at epidermic status in this area."

He dug in when his son became addicted and learned ways to fight with everything in him to pull him out of that world. He purchased a sattelite monitor for the vehicle which allowed him to see exactly where the drug chain started and stopped. He utilized drug tests in his home. He offered some words of advice to families.

What you can do on your own:
  • A two-parent home helps,

  • Do random drug tests in your home as if it were a business testing employees,

  • Put a sattelite view GPS monitor in your vehicles and know every stop your child makes,

  • Know who your child is with at all times.
Here's what he learned using his tracking device and investigation over two years

Black Tar Heroin comes into the US from Canada, into Michigan.

From Michigan it is brought into Indiana -- for instance it is brought into large empty places at night, like parking lots at gambling boats.

The drug runners meet their suppliers in places like these dark parking lots, quickly remove it from one vehicle and load it into the other, leave and begin the journey south into Kentucky

They bring the illegal drugs to destinations he saw on his GPS, for instance, to quick stop shops open at night.

Some of the workers at these night shops he saw appeared to be the illegal drug recipients. Some sell it from behind the counter, working as part of ongoing business, to take care of their own habits in addition to the money they plan to make through drug sales on the side.

His GPS allowed him to actually see the stores, so he spoke from what he knew exactly. He was able to suround his child with the fierce love of a father and evidence that allowed him to take appropriate actions through the two years to his son's recovery. He shares the facts now in hopes his story may help someone else facing this battle.

Click here to read A mother's story of addiction and loss of her son.

Two additional sources of information may be helpful:

Kevin Moore wrote a very insightful article this week on how we need to prepare ourselves to fight, referring directly to the Orlando tragedies, which also applies to any fight where we must rise out of our comfort zones and defend ourselves and our families. He wrote that people in law enforcement and military are trained more than the average person and possess "situational awareness skills". He wrote, "good situational awareness skills and can even sometimes identify a threat before it becomes active."

A new book says it would be easy to stop the illegal trafficking of drugs if the US would stop spending hundreds of millions on the "war against drugs" that has been a huge failure and simply focus on stopping the flow of illegal money -- how the cartels work and where the money flows -- the book is called Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel by Tom Wainwright.

Writer Linda Waggener joins families helping to share their stories about battles with illegal drugs in hopes their words might help others. Click 'Comments' or 'Contact' below this article, then select 'Linda' to reply.

This story was posted on 2016-06-19 10:07:26
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