mother shares pictures of impact of drugs on son
Leah Berenson
Leah Berenson
March 11, 2024 ·  3 min read

Mother Shares the Impact of her Son’s Drug Addiction

Drug addictions are truly devastating, as they are powerful enough to take over a person’s life entirely. Substances such as meth and heroin have a way of totally encompassing the lives of those who use them. There are very few addicts who are able to hold their lives together for long, as each hit brings on the chase to try and get more. 

It’s truly heartbreaking to see drugs take over a person’s life, to a point when they are no longer able to function as a part of the society around them. The only solution being professional treatment and support.

Recently a mother in the US shared a picture on her social media. Her 26-year-old son, Cody has been sleeping on the streets of Las Vegas and she describes him as “the face of meth and heroin”. 

These two pictures of Cody were taken just 7-months apart, illustrating just how rapidly drugs can deteriorate the body. It is with bravery that Jennifer shares the struggles in her family, and she hopes to raise awareness of this issue. 

Her full post reads:

“The face of heroin and meth.

This is a reality for so many people and families in this world today. This may be long so I apologize.

“For my family and friends who know me know that my oldest son Cody Bishop is suffering from his addiction. I am hesitant on sharing but many people ask how things are going so I feel I should share.

“I have learned along this path that so many people and families deal with the same heartache but just do not talk about it. This is a true issue in our world today that we need to pull together and focus on to fix instead of the government worrying about and spending all their money on throwing each other under the bus.

It continues: “Update….. Cody is still homeless in Las Vegas and I have not heard from him in weeks now. Hearing how bad he is doing is hard but not hearing at all is worse. The unknown is what makes a person not sleep at night.

“It is hard to understand how someone who has families and children who love and need them live the life they do. I have turned it over to God and pray that he decides he is tired of living like this and wants to come home to get help.

“Through social media, I have come along so many great people that have crossed his path over time through his past rehab. They have a great support team with each other that is amazing and I appreciate those who have reached out trying to help. I just want to say thank you to those who have talked to him and thank you for all the prayers.

“This is not just a problem that my family faces but almost everyone knows someone who has a drug/heroin addiction. I pray for strength for those suffering and healing for their families and friends.

“FYI…. these pictures were taken 7 months apart. That is how fast someone is affected…. let’s get a hold of this issue America and help each other. Thanks again for everyone’s love and support. And Cody, if you see this please call us… we love you!”

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