Therapists Told Us What it’s Like to Lose a Patient to an Overdose
Audrey Hope, addiction therapist, Los Angeles, CA – After sharing tears and pain, simple victories and triumphs, and even making it over many thresholds, I may still get that phone call – the one telling me that my patient is gone. I always circle back to one particular patient, I still think of him all the time. He was such a beautiful man, inside and out, and so desperately wanted to prevail. I believed that he would make it through and be able to fulfill the bright future that I believed he could have had. But I was wrong.