THIS FOR ANY AND EVERY ADDICT WITH CHILDREN. TODAY I HAD TO TELL MY 8 YEAR OLD SON THAT HIS MOMMY DIED FROM A DRUG OVERDOSE LAST NIGHT. THIS IS THE REALIZATION AND REALITY OF OUR DISEASE. DONT LET THIS DISEASE HAVE TO MAKE SOMEONE TELL YOUR CHILD THAT YOUR DEAD BECAUSE OF DRUGS. THIS WAS ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS IVE EVER HAD TO DO. MY SON HAS NO MOTHER BECAUSE OF HEROIN… KINDA HARD TO HEAR BUT U CAN HEAR WHAT WE’RE SAYING.
PLEASE GET HELP SO OUR CHILDREN DONT HAVE TO SUFFER. THIS WASNT STAGED. THIS WAS REAL. I HAD SOMEONE RECORD THIS SO ADDICTS WITH CHILDREN CAN SEE THE SERIOUSNES OF OUR EPIDEMIC. I AM A RECOVERING ADDICT MYSELF WITH 94 DAYS CLEAN TODAY… PLEASE SHARE N MAYBE HELP SAVE A CHILDS PARENTS LIFE.
When an Ohio man decided to tell his young son that his mother had died of a heroin overdose, he did what most dads would never dream of doing: He filmed the moment and posted it to the internet.
Brenden Bickerstaff-Clark’s 2-minute Facebook video, which purports to show the moment his 8-year-old learned the terrible news, has gone viral, with more than 596,000 shares and over 23 million views.
Many viewers were disturbed that a father would ever record such a thing, but Bickerstaff-Clark insists he made the video as a wake-up call for other drug addicts with kids.
You know why this video was probably in poor taste? Because it was the idea of a recovering heroin addict. Can you expect them to come up with a good idea? Probably not. The only good idea at that point in his life was to stop smoking heroin, or how ever you do heroin, and most likely that was forced by loved ones for him to seek help. Another bad idea the parents had? Having a kid whilst being heroin addicts. Another one? Some how still having some sort of parental custody or visitation rights it seems while being on, or recovering from a highly addictive intravenous drug. You can’t expect this guy to have a great idea and I hope this kid was no where near his mother who was still using cause that’s just bad parenting.
I get this guy had all the best intentions in the world by making this video. Heroin’s a son of a bitch and can ruin families. But you know what heroin addicts probably don’t have? A decent Internet connection and an active social media account to watch a burning viral video showing how heart breaking it is when you have to tell your young child that their mother is dead from a drug overdose. I mean what am I suppose to do with this video? I don’t actively try to surround myself with people who have a dependency on opioids. Does this guy want me to hunt for drug users and force them into rehab? That’ll either get me arrested for kidnapping or stabbed by a druggy. Fuck that.