Wednesday, March 08, 2006

another overdose

I had another heroin overdose this week. It seems like the heroin addicts don't understand that if you stop using for a while, you cannot just pick back up and start using at the level you stopped at. It's sad. The dad of the 22 year old male came down while we were doing the death investigation and said, "I have been waiting for this day to come for the past 5 years. At least the waiting is over." How sad. I wish drug addicts would realize how much their addictions hurt others, or maybe I wish that they would CARE that their addictions hurt others. It's sad to see people destroy their lives, and hurt people that care about them so much. I felt bad for the dad, I didn't really know what to say to him. I had just arrested the kid a few weeks prior, and he had been arrested often. I couldn't even say I was sorry. I was sorry the family was hurting, but it didn't seem appropriate. We have been having at least one overdose per week. It's so sad.

This death investigation was less stressful than the last one. The gentleman was looking at homosexual pornography and engaged in auto-erotic play. The family redressed him before we got there, but left the rest for us to try to hide from the rest of the family that hadn't already seen it. Some people need to pick better hobbies with less risk to their health!!

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