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Feeding the Heroin Machine: That Mess Was Our Father, Son, Ex-Wife


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Feeding the Heroin Machine: That Mess Was Our Father, Son, Ex-Wife

The heroin crisis lurches on, daily taking new victims. What's newly, albeit faintly heartening is the willingness of their families to name addiction's ravages, to publicly proclaim the awful "scratch and claw" of their loved ones' lives until the inexorable day they left them. Many of the dead are unknown; some are famous. After rocker Scott Weiland died last week, his ex-wife and kids wrote a searing open letter urging that his death, "the final step in our long goodbye," not be glorified.