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Narcan has truly been a lifesaving drug

January 7, 2018

 

 

Beth Schmidt always begins her opioid-awareness sessions by introducing her boy. At one such event, she motions toward his photos — the solemn baseball-team picture, his sweet, clean-cut middle school portrait, the cheek-to-cheek selfie of mother and son — as she tells a hushed audience of about a dozen how Sean fought and lost his battle with opioid addiction.

 

"He actually overdosed right here in Mount Airy at the Twin Arch Shopping Center," she says, "in a parked car." It was December 2013, two days after his 23rd birthday.

 

His death catapulted Schmidt, now 50, into a life she couldn't have envisioned during her years as a "baseball mom, room mother and field-trip mom" to her three sons. 

 

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Source: The Washington Post 

 

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