Mother fights the spread of heroin addiction after her daughter’s death

Mother fights the spread of heroin addiction after her daughter’s death


>>REGHAN, AS IT WAS, WAS THE LIFE OF THE PARTY. SHE’D GO ABOVE AND BEYOND. SHE WAS JUST A VERY BUBBLY AND LAUGHING PERSON.>>WHEN REGHAN BERRY DIED ON MAY 16, OTHER IMAGES FILLED HER MOTHER’S MIND>>I MEAN, I REALLY NEVER KNEW MUCH ABOUT HEROIN UNTIL THIS. IT’S A HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE DRUG. SHE HAD LEARNED TO MANAGE THE AMOUNT JUST ENOUGH TO KEEP THE WITHDRAWALS AWAY BUT TO KEEP US FROM BEING SUSPICIOUS.>>AFTER A WHILE, I COULD TELL HER CYCLES.>>JENNIFER WOODARD HAD OPEN CONVERSATIONS WITH REGHAN ABOUT HEROIN.>>I SAT DOWN AND I SAID, ‘EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT IT DOES TO YOU. I MEAN, WHAT DO YOU GET FROM IT?’ YOU KNOW AND SHE SAYS, ‘YOU KNOW, YOU GET THIS WARM, FUZZY FEELING AND SHE SAID, ‘IT’S JUST LIKE I CAN CONQUER THE WORLD.’ AFTER THE 22-YEAR-OLD LOST HER BATTLE WITH ADDICTION HER MOM WENT TO WORK ON THE OBITUARY I WANTED THAT PEOPLE WHEN THEY READ THIS ONE THEY WOULD STOP AND THINK AND THEY WOULD BE LIKE, ‘WOW.’>>AND ONE DIDN’T HAVE TO READ HARD BETWEEN THE LINES, TO LEARN ADDICTION ROBBED REGHAN’S ABILITY TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS. SHE STOLE FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY, CRASHED HER MOM’S CA PERFORMED SEX ACTS FOR DRUGS AND NEARLY DIED FROM A PREVIOUS OVERDOSE. SHORTLY BEFORE THE ONE THAT KILLED HER, REGHAN SAID THIS TO HER MOM,>>SHE SAID YOU CAN’T COME RESCUE ME ANYMORE.>>BUT THROUGH THESE WORDS, JENNIFER IS HELPING OTHERS RESCUE THEIR OWN LOVED ONE>>I HAD TWO MOMS CALL ME WHOSE SONS WERE RECOVERING ADDICTS. AND HE CHECK HIMSELF INTO REHAB.>>A BROKEN HEART, BRINGING HOPE TO OTHERS.

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