I found out last night that a friend’s son died of a heroin overdose late Friday.  Speaking with her I have never felt such suffering from someone I care deeply for.  Addiction is a monster.  She shared something very profound with me.  Addiction took her son two years ago when he first used Heroin.  It has been two years of in and out of rehab.  It robbed him of a mission, of Joy, of his dreams and now his life.  His family had always hoped he might overcome this.  Had a glimmer of Hope but last night she said the loss from two years ago became absolute defeat Friday.  Prayers for my friend.  May he and his family find some peace now that he is free from the monster.