Father Swallows Heroin With Kids in the Car

Written by Eliza Player on Monday, 02 April 2012. Posted in Heroin

Father Swallows Heroin With Kids in the Car

A man was arrested for cooking heroin in his car, with three kids in the back seat.   WLWT News said the man tried to swallow the drugs, while refusing to get out of the car.  

The police broke in the window to get the man, and his four year old son watched from the back seat.  

Stories like this make me so thankful that I had my child after being clean for a number of years.  I saw several instances during my years of active heroin addiction in which children were involved, and often neglected and even endangered.  As an addict, I understand how badly that man needed that shot.  As a mother, I cannot understand how he could put his kids through that.

About the Author

Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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