"Mommy died last night" Father shares video of son's reaction to mom's overdose

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Brenden Bickerstaff-Clark, father of the boy, recorded the video of him talking to his son. “I’ve got something to tell you, OK?” He adds, “Mommy died last night. OK?”

A father from Ohio recorded the heartbreaking moment wherein he was telling his 8-year-old son that the little boy’s mother had died from a suspected heroin overdose.

“Mommy died last night. OK?”

Brenden Bickerstaff-Clark, father of the boy, recorded the video of him talking to his son. “I’ve got something to tell you, OK?” He adds, “Mommy died last night. OK?”

The boy then asked his father, “What do you mean? My mom? How?”

Brenden then tells his son, “from drugs,” and the 8-year-old starts weeping.

Photo from: facebook.com / Brandon Bickerstaff-Clark

Photo from: facebook.com / Brandon Bickerstaff-Clark

“This wasn’t staged. This was real”

Brenden posted the video on his Facebook account and said “This wasn’t staged. This was real. I had someone record this so addicts with children can see the seriousness of our epidemic.”

“Don’t let this disease have to make someone tell your child that you’re dead because of drugs.”

“This was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do,” Brenden adds. “Please get help so our children don’t have to suffer.”

The video shows the harsh reality for people who have a loved one struggling with addiction. Brenden posted the video online in the hopes that it would serve as a wake up call about how drugs can destroy people’s lives and their families. Brenden himself said that he was a recovering addict, and was 94 days sober when the video was posted.

Watch the harrowing video here.

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The drug problem worldwide

Substance abuse, which includes drug, alcohol, as well as tobacco abuse, affect millions of people worldwide. This includes 15.3 million people worldwide with drug use disorders. This means that substance abuse doesn’t discriminate anyone, regardless of race, creed, or economic status.

This is why it’s up to us to reach out to our friends or family that have substance abuse problems and help them to get better. They need our support so that they can get themselves clean.

The important thing is that we never give up on someone who has a drug problem. We need to do everything that we can in order to make them understand that they have a problem, and that we only wish for them to get better.

It might be difficult, but they depend on us to help keep them clean. They need our love, support, and understanding so that they can finally quit their drug habit and keep themselves sober.

Sources: edition.cnn.com, time.comwho.int

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