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If any of you remember some of my posts, I have been clean for about 30 days. My ex-husband got into heavier things and could not seem to shake the drug habit.

Friday sometime he crashed his car into a semi. He was okay, but he was arrested for drugs (DUI). They let him go. He went back to his house Friday night and commited suicide. He is the father of my 4 year old daughter. I haven't told her yet. My boyfriend and I are doing some reseach on the best way to approach it.

This is rough on me just knowing how it will affect my daughter. Not only that, but the fact that he felt he had to take his own life and drugs were the main cause. He was a Registered Nurse for 10 years, but lost his license a few years ago for stealing demerol. He was 37.

I just had to share this. Addiction is a difficult thing to beat, I know. But this is where it can lead. I am so glad that I decided to become clean for my daughter's sake. Now the thought of ever taking a pill again makes me so sick to my stomach.

Sorry this is getting long. I just had to get this out :angel:

Take care everyone-
Thank you for all of your support. I always knew, but now have seen first hand how drugs/addiction can literally ruin a life. I am learning more about his last weeks here, and he was just out of control. In addition to the demerol, they found bottles and bottles of xanax and klonopin in his room, all prescribed by different doctors.

I hope my story can help someone become clean or stay clean. As I stated before, the thought of taking another pill ever again makes me sick to my stomach :angel: