HOWARD — If you think you can’t dig a hole with a needle, just ask a heroin addict.
Cassie Pelton continues to crawl and scratch her way out of the hole she dug for herself — and her children — after she tried heroin to help calm a withdrawal from pain killers.
“Anytime people say it doesn’t hurt to try something once, I tell people they are full of it,” Pelton, 30, told the News. “If I had never tried [heroin], that one time, I don’t think my life would have went where it went. That one time was all it took. … I was addicted; I couldn’t quit.”
Addiction challenges mother’s love, trust
A mother’s love is unconditional, never-ending and unwavering. Her trust and her faith in her children, however, can be a different story.
Reida Frazee has been through all the emotions a mother can expect in raising a child — compassion, love, pride, elation and the list goes on. Being the parent of a heroin addict, however, brings out the darker side of emotion with feelings of betrayal, disgust, disappointment, bitterness and even fear.