Heroin's Siren Song: The series
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Heroin users aren't the only ones trapped by the disease of addiction. Parents of addicts often find their lives spinning out of control in sometimes futile efforts to save their children.
In the final installment of the occasional series "Heroin's Siren Song" reporter Michael A. Fuoco and photographer Rebecca Droke explore how parents whose children have died from heroin overdoses try to cope with such unspeakable loss.
Previous installments in the "Heroin's Siren Song" series:
May 15, 2011: Heroin use in region at highest level ever
May 15, 2011: A heroin addict tells her story
July 24, 2011: Addiction batters a thriving family
July 24, 2011: Son achieves stability after years of addiction
Oct. 2, 2011:Heroin overdoses on the rise
Oct. 30, 2011: Shaler collection yields 300 lbs. of prescription drugs
Feb. 19, 2012: Bill would track prescription drug use
Feb. 29, 2012: Leading doctors warn of prescription drug danger
First Published August 12, 2012 12:00 am