‘Quit Being Ashamed’ Of Addiction, Parents Plead After Son’s Overdose Death


By Amy Clancy

Original Source: mystatesman.com

Washington State resident Kyle Brinton is one of the latest victims of the the nation’s growing heroin problem.

Brinton, 31, died Saturday from a heroin overdose, after years of addiction.

Just three days later, his loved ones gathered in Olympia, Wash., to remember him and to ask for help in ending the shame that surrounds addiction.

“He didn’t want to die. He was so excited to be a dad,” his fiancée, Brittany Johnson, said.

Johnson discovered Brinton’s body in their home Saturday evening.

“What pregnant mom wants to walk in and find their baby’s dad dead on the floor? It’s just something that…click here to continue reading