Heroin Doesn’t Always Kill Scummy Junkies
Posted by Childress on July 19, 2006
Here’s a sad story out of New Jersey via the Passaic County Herald News that paints a different picture of heroin overdoses. This isn’t a story of some guy living on the street, lost to his family, stealing to support his habit.
A young man’s battle with drug addiction ended tragically this week, police said… .
Christopher Loeffler apparently injected heroin at his family’s home on Sunday, after looking bright-eyed and healthy moments before, his father said.
On Tuesday, Loeffler’s loved ones gathered to remember the outgoing 20-year-old man who graduated from the township’s high school last year.
“He’d been battling this thing for about a couple of years off and on,” Robert Loeffler said of his son’s drug addiction. “We couldn’t tell for sure when he was using. Lately, we thought he had turned a corner. But that’s the life of an addict.” …
A wake was to be held today for Loeffler, who turned 20 this month. He had started working as a technician for a Lincoln Park filter company in June and enjoyed weightlifting and spending time with his friends and family, his father said.
On Tuesday, friends spent the afternoon in the family’s living room putting together a memorial for today’s viewing at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home.
“He was a very social person and made friends all over the place,” his father said. “He was a fun-loving spirit and everyone’s going to miss him. For now, we’re all just holding together as best as we can.”
Please say a prayer for the Loeffler family. Their loss must be overwhelming.