My good friend's son just overdosed on heroin on Saturday and is on life support. He is 26. He probably is not going to make it and they will be removing him from life support soon. He had been sober for over six months and was working. My friend and I just emailed each other last week to touch base on "our boys" and she said fingers crossed he was doing well (she's in Chicago and I'm in Alabama). He had been in rehab which he seemed to embrace and was going to meetings too. He seemed different this time. She came to me when she first suspected drug use about five years ago because she knew what we were dealing with. She didn't like a lot of the things that I told her that I had learned. She ignored it for a long time in her home which to me enabled her son to get deeper and deeper into it. She is a single parent and she didn't know how to deal with it which I get. None of us do. I am trying to be there for her the best that I can emotionally. I did not think I would know someone that would lose their child to this disease. I had prepared myself for the worst case scenario by going to therapy where I also learned self care, self compassion, boundaries and detachment. I am very thankful that I did this because it did help tremendously. She did not enmesh herself in this so I am very worried about how she will cope. If you pray, please pray for a miracle for her son and if the Lord takes him please pray for her. Thank you.