I lost my mother due to an opioid addiction. She was the light of my life, my best friend, and biggest supporter in this world. Her illness destroyed not only her own life, but mine as well. She pushed people away and she became a completely different person because of her addiction. It fueled her in the darkest way possible - on top of suffering from manic depression and bipolar. I wish I could have done more for her while she was in this life. I have so many regrets. But now that she is gone I know she is no longer suffering and no longer in pain. I rise for my mom because I miss and love her every single day.