Heroin Support Blog

Our goal here is to provide our readers with the latest information about the signs substance abuse disorder, support groups, treatment options, life in recovery, prevention & advocacy in our communities, and how to deal with the grief of a lost loved one. If you have ideas or suggestions that you wish to share with us here please use our "Contact Us" page at the very bottom of this page to email us. You can click on our Memorial Map to add your loved ones tribute to the map and then a few days later we will add them to our memorial blog.

Nathan Christopher Earl McMellan - Age: 35 - Passed: 7/3/2013

744-798 Gay St, Williamsburg, Ohio, 45176

Considering donating in memory of Nathan Christopher Earl McMellan who life was cut short at the age of 35 sadly.

Our nonprofit have been using our donations since 2014 to help end the stigma around substance use disorders, to assist those struggling find help, to assist with sober living and also purchasing and donating urns to families who can't afford the cost. This is just a partial list of where our donations go.

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Katnie Sue Moore - Age: 21 - Passed: 2/1/2014

400-498 S Clay St, Troy, Ohio, 45373

Considering donating in memory of Katnie Sue Moore who life was cut short at the age of 21 sadly.

Our nonprofit have been using our donations since 2014 to help end the stigma around substance use disorders, to assist those struggling find help, to assist with sober living and also purchasing and donating urns to families who can't afford the cost. This is just a partial list of where our donations go.

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Jesse Repko - Age: 33 - Passed: 9/29/2014

440-498 E Market St, Warren, Ohio, 44481

Considering donating in memory of Jesse Repko who life was cut short at the age of 33 sadly.

Our nonprofit have been using our donations since 2014 to help end the stigma around substance use disorders, to assist those struggling find help, to assist with sober living and also purchasing and donating urns to families who can't afford the cost. This is just a partial list of where our donations go.

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Add your loved one who passed away to a substance use disorder.  Memorials give families and friends the chance to remember the lives of loved ones lost to substance use disorder.

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Kayla Susan Haubner - Age: 22 - Passed: 3/14/2013

5200-5298 Old Taylor Mill Rd, Latonia, Kentucky, 41015

Considering donating in memory of Kayla Susan Haubner who life was cut short at the age of 22 sadly.

Our nonprofit have been using our donations since 2014 to help end the stigma around substance use disorders, to assist those struggling find help, to assist with sober living and also purchasing and donating urns to families who can't afford the cost. This is just a partial list of where our donations go.

Consider donating to help our cause by clicking here to donate via Facebook or clicking here to donate online.

Add your loved one who passed away to a substance use disorder.  Memorials give families and friends the chance to remember the lives of loved ones lost to substance use disorder.

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Michael DeMay - Age: 35 - Passed: 3/29/2016

1221 N 18th St, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63106

Considering donating in memory of Michael DeMay who life was cut short at the age of 35 sadly.

Our nonprofit have been using our donations since 2014 to help end the stigma around substance use disorders, to assist those struggling find help, to assist with sober living and also purchasing and donating urns to families who can't afford the cost. This is just a partial list of where our donations go.

Consider donating to help our cause by clicking here to donate via Facebook or clicking here to donate online.

Add your loved one who passed away to a substance use disorder.  Memorials give families and friends the chance to remember the lives of loved ones lost to substance use disorder.

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Arthur Hall - Age: 27 - Passed: 2/2/2016

20648 Kenmore Ave, Harper Woods, Michigan, 48225

Considering donating in memory of Arthur Hall who life was cut short at the age of 27 sadly.

Our nonprofit have been using our donations since 2014 to help end the stigma around substance use disorders, to assist those struggling find help, to assist with sober living and also purchasing and donating urns to families who can't afford the cost. This is just a partial list of where our donations go.

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Barbara Weltner - Age: 36 - Passed: 10/31/2001

623 Hilton Cir, Oakdale, Pennsylvania, 15071

Considering donating in memory of Barbara Weltner who life was cut short at the age of 36 sadly.

Our nonprofit have been using our donations since 2014 to help end the stigma around substance use disorders, to assist those struggling find help, to assist with sober living and also purchasing and donating urns to families who can't afford the cost. This is just a partial list of where our donations go.

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Daniel Nadal - Age: 32 - Passed: 11/23/2017

10 Shadyside Pl, Port Monmouth, New Jersey, 07758

Considering donating in memory of Daniel Nadal who life was cut short at the age of 32 sadly.

Our nonprofit have been using our donations since 2014 to help end the stigma around substance use disorders, to assist those struggling find help, to assist with sober living and also purchasing and donating urns to families who can't afford the cost. This is just a partial list of where our donations go.

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Patrick M. Mullen - Age: 32 - Passed: 7/8/2015

Grant St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219

Considering donating in memory of Patrick M. Mullen who life was cut short at the age of 32 sadly.

Our nonprofit have been using our donations since 2014 to help end the stigma around substance use disorders, to assist those struggling find help, to assist with sober living and also purchasing and donating urns to families who can't afford the cost. This is just a partial list of where our donations go.

Consider donating to help our cause by clicking here to donate via Facebook or clicking here to donate online.

Add your loved one who passed away to a substance use disorder.  Memorials give families and friends the chance to remember the lives of loved ones lost to substance use disorder.

 
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James C. Walton - Age: 54 - Passed: 4/21/2017

201-223 N Front St, Seaford, Delaware, 19973

Considering donating in memory of James C. Walton who life was cut short at the age of 54 sadly.

Our nonprofit have been using our donations since 2014 to help end the stigma around substance use disorders, to assist those struggling find help, to assist with sober living and also purchasing and donating urns to families who can't afford the cost. This is just a partial list of where our donations go.

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Add your loved one who passed away to a substance use disorder.  Memorials give families and friends the chance to remember the lives of loved ones lost to substance use disorder.

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Tyler Deater - Age: 21 - Passed: 8/14/2014

1044 Crawford St, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 18017

Considering donating in memory of Tyler Deater who life was cut short at the age of 21 sadly.

Our nonprofit have been using our donations since 2014 to help end the stigma around substance use disorders, to assist those struggling find help, to assist with sober living and also purchasing and donating urns to families who can't afford the cost. This is just a partial list of where our donations go.

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Anthony Fiore - Age: 24 - Passed: 5/31/2014

870-898 Easton Rd, Warrington, Pennsylvania, 18976

Considering donating in memory of Anthony Fiore who life was cut short at the age of 24 sadly.

Our nonprofit have been using our donations since 2014 to help end the stigma around substance use disorders, to assist those struggling find help, to assist with sober living and also purchasing and donating urns to families who can't afford the cost. This is just a partial list of where our donations go.

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Add your loved one who passed away to a substance use disorder.  Memorials give families and friends the chance to remember the lives of loved ones lost to substance use disorder.

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Matthew Fothergill - Age: 26 - Passed: 11/8/2016

100-176 Beaufort Rd, Pollocksville, North Carolina, 28573

Considering donating in memory of Matthew Fothergill who life was cut short at the age of 26 sadly.

Our nonprofit have been using our donations since 2014 to help end the stigma around substance use disorders, to assist those struggling find help, to assist with sober living and also purchasing and donating urns to families who can't afford the cost. This is just a partial list of where our donations go.

Consider donating to help our cause by clicking here to donate via Facebook or clicking here to donate online.

Add your loved one who passed away to a substance use disorder.  Memorials give families and friends the chance to remember the lives of loved ones lost to substance use disorder.

 
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Brianna Elizabeth Franklin - Age: 21 - Passed: 7/3/2015

10780-10804 Cheryl Turn, Waldorf, Maryland, 20603

Considering donating in memory of Brianna Elizabeth Franklin who life was cut short at the age of 21 sadly.

Our nonprofit have been using our donations since 2014 to help end the stigma around substance use disorders, to assist those struggling find help, to assist with sober living and also purchasing and donating urns to families who can't afford the cost. This is just a partial list of where our donations go.

Consider donating to help our cause by clicking here to donate via Facebook or clicking here to donate online.

Add your loved one who passed away to a substance use disorder.  Memorials give families and friends the chance to remember the lives of loved ones lost to substance use disorder.

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Paul Layne - Age: 27 - Passed: 8/7/2010

241 Lakewood Trail Dr, Foristell, Missouri, 63348

Considering donating in memory of Paul Layne who life was cut short at the age of 27 sadly.

Our nonprofit have been using our donations since 2014 to help end the stigma around substance use disorders, to assist those struggling find help, to assist with sober living and also purchasing and donating urns to families who can't afford the cost. This is just a partial list of where our donations go.

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Alyssa E Anderson - Age: 24 - Passed: 3/21/2015

5401-5499 Liverpool St, Waunakee, Wisconsin, 53597

Considering donating in memory of Alyssa E Anderson who life was cut short at the age of 24 sadly.

Our nonprofit have been using our donations since 2014 to help end the stigma around substance use disorders, to assist those struggling find help, to assist with sober living and also purchasing and donating urns to families who can't afford the cost. This is just a partial list of where our donations go.


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Todd Weissman - Age: 42 - Passed: 7/31/2015

 

104-198 N Church St, Kissimmee, Florida, 34741

Considering donating in memory of Todd weissman who life was cut short at the age of 42 sadly.

Our nonprofit have been using our donations since 2014 to help end the stigma around substance use disorders, to assist those struggling find help, to assist with sober living and also purchasing and donating urns to families who can't afford the cost. This is just a partial list of where our donations go.


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Erik Kuhner - Age: 24 - Passed: 4/8/2015

Bagby St, Houston, Texas, 77002

Considering donating in memory of Erik Kuhner who life was cut short at the age of 24 sadly.

Our nonprofit have been using our donations since 2014 to help end the stigma around substance use disorders, to assist those struggling find help, to assist with sober living and also purchasing and donating urns to families who can't afford the cost. This is just a partial list of where our donations go.

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Justin Thatcher - Age: 22 - Passed: 5/27/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-98 King Rd, Weatogue, Connecticut, 06089

Their Name

Justin Thatcher

Their Nickname

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Birthday

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Age at Time They Passed

22

Date Passed

5/27/2017

Your First & Last Name

Allison Schulman

Relationship to Loved One

Parent (Biological, foster,step)

Tell us what they were like before they developed a substance use disorder*

Justin was my son. My first born. My life changed forever when I had Justin. He was a little devil as a toddler and grew into a handsome athlete by middle school. He played lacrosse and hockey. He loved to challenge himself. He struggle socially but accepted he had a few close friends and was happy with that. I had a contagious smile and laugh. I loved when his arms were around me with a bear hug. He and his sister were very close. He was always protective and never wanted her to go through or do the things he did. We did alot as a family like game nights, camping to movie nights. Upon working age he was ready to work. He wanted his own money and do things without having to ask us. He wanted to be independent and that is a rare quality now a days. He had many connections with teachers and always was polite and communicated better with adults that kids his own age. RIP sweet boy. Mom misses you everyday.

Tell us about their struggles with substance use disorder

Justin was a addict. We believe it began he started his senior year. He was approached at work my a guy several years older to come hang and drink at his house next town over. Justin was eager for acceptance. He began hanging out and staying out after work late. He never stole from us or asked for money. Worked paid for his own gas and apparently drugs. I had gotten information out of him on who this person was almost 10 years older. I researched this person. One Sunday he said he was staying over night there and left in a rage. We discussed school and he promised he'd be there. He was desperate to graduate. The next morning I called the school - no Justin. No answer on his cell. Next period at school - No Justin. I called the police and told them they had to go to this house. They gave me a hard time because he was 17 and they did not have to. I told them my son would not miss school. An hour later the police called and found Justin at that house blue and unresponsive.

What made them smile?

Many things made Justin smile. Playing with his dogs, playing goalie in hockey and defense in lacrosse. He loved adventures and climbing trees. He loved hanging with friends around bonfires. He called him self a country boy. He loved camping and was so happy going to Lake George every year. Even though nothing ever changed.

What do you miss the most about them today?

I miss him telling me that he has never felt better in his life than being healthy and clean. I miss him calling me every week from Florida, starting off with "hey ma" Miss him telling me that when he looks at the moon and stars we are connected because I look at them too. I miss how he would call to make sure his sister was being good and not going down the path he did.

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Alex Comforte - Age: 24 - Passed: 9/19/2016

 81-109 S Orchard St, Wallingford, Connecticut, 06492
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