I lost my husband to an addiction to narcotics. I miss him every day, and can't believe that he is gone. He died October 4th, 2017. I just had his first anniversary and it was really hard. I thought we would be growing old together, but instead I'm alone. He was a very loving, passionate, strong, and courageous man. Unfortunately, the power of addiction was stronger than he was.
Mike's addiction stated off slowly, but as time went on, I could see how his pain medication was changing him. Unfortunately, the warnings from his doctors about continued use went unheeded. I wish he would have listened to me, to his doctors...anyone. I miss him every day and wonder how our life would be had not gone down the road of addiction.