Ran into the younger sister of a friend from high school last night. I was in high school in the 70's and my friends and I did our share of drinking and pot smoking-some of them tried the occasional pill or two. Not something I am proud of but I got past this stage of my life very quickly. Some of my peers did not. I had told Katrina that I had not seen her sister since the early 80's and she said that her sister died a few years back from an overdose of intraveneous Dilaudid. I knew that she had gotten into that lifestyle back then and was involved with a man who had no qualms about her stripping for a living to support both their habits. Katrina told me that in the early 90's, her sister had gotten clean, got married and had a son but the addiction demons won her over again. Katrina is raising her sister's son which is so admirable. I so hated to hear this and it brought back so many feelings as intravenous Dilaudid use is what brought my DEX down. he is still out there using and it just makes me sick!!!!!! I just needed to vent and I thought that this forum was appropriate. Please pray for this strong woman and her nephew as they go through life together missing her sister and his mom. Thanks for reading!