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With Deepest Sympathy

We never know when life will take a tragic turn

On Oct. 28, 2013 I spoke with a wife who was concerned about her husband and his possible drug addiction. He was a “personal trainer”, someone we think of as being healthy and on point with the best in health management. But he admitted that he was having problems. He was taking Ambien and Trazadone, to name a couple … but felt he had things somewhat under control. She didn’t think so (a wife’s gut talking) and wanted to arrange for him to come to Bayshore, as soon as she could convince him. I checked in with her a few days after our first talk, with no response … today I received an email that he had committed a tragic suicide not long after she reached out to us.

Our heart goes out to this wife and family… and to this husband and son who at 37 had so much going for himself. I do wish we’d had a chance to help him… I wish he’d given in to the wish his wife had for him and the family who could have helped. When I received her email, all I could say was she tried… she was truly there for him. She reached out to us, but at the end of the day it was his decision and that of his parents who could have helped, possibly. Drugs, even the most well intended, can do so much damage to an individual’s life, and in this case to the lives of those who loved him as well.

Sorry for the down message, but I had to share, Judy (the Mom)  Nov. 5, 2013

At Bayshore Retreat we have extensive knowledge in treating substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. We understand that Mental Health Disorders can be the root cause of substance abuse. We use the latest scientific research and holistic approach for drug and alcohol addiction treatment.

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