We believe it’s important to share stories about the real-life impacts of prescription drug abuse. Here, we share how April Rovero’s family has been profoundly affected by the loss of their son, Joey Rovero, to prescription drugs.
We invite you to share how you may have been personally impacted by these drugs too, so that others can better understand just how dangerous they can be. None of us want anything like this to happen to another child; hopefully, our stories will help other families avoid the losses we have experienced.
Please feel free to post as much or little as you like, in any way that you like. There is no right or wrong way to do this. We hope that by readers sharing their stories, that the word will spread as quickly as possible about the extreme dangers of prescription drug abuse.
Title Content Date Chris’s Story My name is Chris. I’m 23 years old and I currently live in Cody, Wyoming. … 2013/01/21 Collin’s Story We lost our 20-year-old son, Collin, to an accidental heroin overdose in March. The police … 2012/08/23 Angela’s Story I have taken Vicodin for 20 years for arthritis, two collapsed discs in my back … 2011/12/30 David Loffert – My Story After completing 4 years at the University of Northern Colorado for my Bachelor of Science … 2011/12/11 Matthew and Brandon: Two Brothers Not Forgotten This is a speech that I read when I spoke at a joint legislative research … 2011/10/03 Brook K. Almost a year and a half ago, right after I graduated High School in a … 2011/08/29 My Dear Brother My poor brother worked for a roofing company and he fell off a roof. He … 2011/06/30 This Is the Story of My Parents This is the story of my parents, my family, and how prescription drugs and doctors … 2011/03/15 The Progression of My Addiction It was about 10 years ago when I started taking Percocet for chronic pain. At … 2011/01/06 Involved Stay At Home Mom As a child, my blond, blue eyed boy was happy, gregarious and the light of … 2010/11/15 A Mother’s Nightmare The link below will show you some of my story. It tells of my feelings … 2010/10/09 Julian’s Story Not all overdoses of prescription drugs are recreational; some are quite intentional. Here’s the story … 2010/10/08 Warning Signs and Giving Back Our son, was arrested first in 2008 for DWI and a second time in 2009 … 2010/08/08 Monitor Your Parent’s Usage It is so heartbreaking when these kids think accessible drugs cannot hurt like the illegal … 2010/07/31 Guardian Angel On December 18th 2009, one of my best friends Joseph John Rovero III died from … 2010/07/30 My Oxy story I had a back injury that led to removal of 2 discs and fusion. Before … 2010/07/25 From where I began…and with where I am now in my life My story resembles one of ‘Michael Jackson’…With ‘similarities’, yet ‘differences’… It began approximately ’16’ years … 2010/07/25 Joey Rovero On March 9, 1988, a very special child was born to the Rovero family. Initially, … 2010/05/28