Update: 6/11/13 We are preparing for another funeral, this time it is my children’s cousin. He was 25 years old with an infant daughter. We are devastated. Our losses are never ending.

My daughter went to a wake yesterday for a friend that overdosed. This was her fifth one. Our beautiful community is riddled with drugs, heroin being the drug of choice for many of these young people. We have drug task forces, drug counselors in the schools, and many worried parents. We don’t know what the answer is.

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  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    Really sorry Tori. She sound not have to endure this so young. Blessings and prayers to you both.

  • Thank you, Donna. She is way too young to know so many people that have died.

    – tori yule

  • Denise Abé
    Denise Abéover 2 years ago

    amazing work :) xxx

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work Tori and so sorry about your loss. I’ve lost many to this disease too.

  • It’s a killer, Susan. So very sad, Thank you.

    – tori yule

  • linaji
    linajiover 2 years ago

    Goodness sweet friend, this time and place is intense and may the lovely loved one that seemed to not want this life for whatever reason, now brought back home to love.
    As an ex user in so many areas including food I can say it is something else I am still around. However you know my belief system and the higher sense of who we be is magnificent and is more powerful than what seems to not work.

    Hugging you and your community and OH my goodness this work of art is so full up with heart and the heart of the one passed. You have the ability to take in so much love!

  • I knew you would see the love in this, Lina. xxx

    – tori yule

  • Odille Esmonde-Morgan
    Odille Esmonde...over 2 years ago

    A beautiful tribute to a lost friend. What the answer is, I don’t know. Some doctors say it is ‘addicitve personality’, but it seems too glib an answer to me. I do beleive in part a lot of the cause can be the amount of highly processed foods we eat – in some cases from brith – which introduce chemicals into our systems that upset the natural balance. But there is no simple answwr, and, tragically, no cure.

    Hugs to you and your daughter.

  • Thank you for commenting. It is very much appreciated.

    – tori yule

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    so sorry to read, big hugs
    great work

  • Thank you, Sylvia

    – tori yule

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisover 2 years ago

    My heart goes out to them. I hope they can find their way. Sorry for the loss, but beautiful work you have created in their memory.

  • Thank you Shelly.

    – tori yule

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 2 years ago

    stunning work

  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholover 2 years ago

    How sad, your picture says all about the desolation.

  • It’s very sad, Sue. Thank you for your thoughts on this

    – tori yule

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    What a wonderful image! So sorry for the reason for this inspiration! Seems to be a growing problem everywhere!

  • I know we’re not the only ones, which makes it even sadder, I guess. Thank you for your wonderful comment.

    – tori yule

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