Our Loved Ones Taken by the Opioid Epidemic

Some will consider our loved ones 'lost' to this epidemic. The Family Members of the Task Force consider our loved ones were taken by this epidemic. Frequently medical treatment combined with a genetic predisposition led our families to the darkest of experiences. Often there was a parenting nightmare that occurred as our loved one experienced the dark and pitted path of addiction, but sometimes, the death was so quick we were blindsided. We know that our child, parent, sibling, grandchild, cousin, friend, co-worker loved us. We ask that you view these photos while keeping in mind that we love them. For most of us, the photos are all we have left.