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Heroin Memorial - 2016/03/06 - Nicholas Antich - Age 25 yrs - Crown Point, Indiana


2016/03/06 - Nicholas Antich - Age 25 yrs - Crown Point, Indiana

Submitted by: Stacy Taylor - Parent

Name: Nicholas Antich
State:  Indiana, 46307

Date of Passing: 3-6-2016
Date of Birth: 9-3-90
Age: 25 

Tell Us About Them:

Nick was brilliant with an IQ of130. He had hopes of doing something great with his life. He wanted to be a doctor, but opted for the engineering program. He excelled in many avenues and loved history. He went away to college the fall of 2009 in Indy where he progressively dabbled in drugs, leading to heroin use. In 2014 I removed him from that environment and he struggled to find happiness in the everyday normal after being exposed to heroin. I lost my son to this horrible addiction

Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Nick started using drug while he was away at IUPUI. I sent a healthy, happy boy away to college and received an addict back. He used for about a year before I found out. Once I found out, he was sent away to rehab. He came back after 45 days and was just ok and relapsed within 4 months. He again went away to rehab for the second time and came home after 3 months and appeared to do better. He started exercising, tried a vegan diet, seen his doctor and took his meds for the new diagnosis of bipolar. He even stopped smoking in December. This was not a man who wanted to do drugs. At the end of February he started experiencing stress from work and relationships, stuff that the average person could handle. For the recovering addict, it only take small amounts of stress to drive them to their comfort drug. On March 5th he went to Indy for what was suppose to be a weekend getaway with old friends and yes some were old recovering heroin addicts. He relapsed and never came home.

What Made Them Smile?

He loved his animals. They always brought comfort and love to him.

What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss his beautiful eyes, the way he gave me hugs and kissed me and told me he loved me. I miss hearing my name come out of his mouth

If You Had a Chance to Say One More Thing to Your Angel What Would It Be?

That I love him so much

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