Be Scared for Your Kids

Be Scared for Your Kids

At the tender age of seventeen, my cousin?s life was ended. The uncanny similarities between my cousin?s death and the death of Al Sicherman?s son in ?A Father?s Plea: Be Scared for Your Kids? brought back the horrifying pain I hoped never to experience again. I was overtaken with the all too familiar sorrow and pain Al Sicherman expressed over the death of his son. While using the dangerous drug LSD, Al Sicherman?s son fell out of his dorm window and died on impact. It is with the death of my cousin that I may relate to Al Sicherman. I found that this was the first time Eric had experienced heroin, and the last. Life is full of experiences, both positive and negative. Sharing these experiences is how we may teach others the devastating power of this mind-altering drug.

The darkest day of my life had begun. It was Saturday morning, and as usual my mom came into my room to wake me up. Immediately I knew something was seriously wrong from looking at her face, so pale it sent shivers down my spine. She said

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