Monday, March 1, 2010

Fatal Drug Overdose or Suicide

This last couple of weeks has brought people to my door to discuss whether their loved one died of an accidental overdose or suicide. Neither possibility brought closure, but talking about it may have put the subject to rest for them. These deaths happened between two and twenty years ago. Many still wondered what they should have done to keep it from happening.

My answer: In the case of suicide, probably nothing. In the case of accidental overdose, probably nothing.

Intended death usually leaves a note or tells someone. If a person really wants to end their pain by suicide, they will find a way. Drug overdoses, without a note, are probably accidental.

Only one of the 13 deaths (Did it have to be 13?) I was told about left a note. He went into the forest several miles away, built a little campfire, and died from an overdose of pills and needle substance. It was two days before someone found him. All 13 were over the age of 21, one was 56.

The next posting will talk about adoption and what we really do not know about it.

Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. what do you mean by that. adoption benifits everyone. the kid has a home, the mother can go back to her wanton ways, nobody has to pay child support, a mother gets a kid when she can't have one. nothing wrong here.