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A series of personal events may have triggered Greg Lynam's use of prescription pills. He was in recovery for almost four years when he relapsed and died as a result of a heroin overdose. His mother, Michelle, has become an advocate against opioid misuse.
Louie Miceli was prescribed painkillers after a sports injury. He eventually switched to heroin and died from an overdosed in 2012.
His mother, Felicia, speaks on the dangers of opioids.
Angelee Murray found herself addicted to opioids after a doctor prescribed them for debilitating migraine headaches. Today, she is an active voice in the recovery movement.
Tim Ryan his job, his home and his wife. His 20-year-old son, Nick, also died from a heroin overdose. Tim is determined to be part of the solution.
Jessy Santini shares her brother Mikey's story with high school students to help them understand the dangers of addiction. Mikey died after a vicious cycle of rehab and relapse.
We're losing far too many people to the opioid epidemic. Honor your lost loved one by adding their name to the Lost to Opioids map.
The map is populated with names collected from families and friends of lost loved ones and does not reflect the total magnitude of the epidemic or display the hardest-hit areas.Learn more about the opioid crisis.
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