Oxy is still available in its original form on the streets in mass quantities and the price is on the rise. Yes the drug maker has reformulated Oxy so that a time-released method makes it difficult to abuse in the same fashion as before but it is still abused and opiates will continue to lead addicts to the inevitable use of heroin as it is cheaper, and has and will be available on the streets for years to come. It will also continue to kill addicts who started with a simple pain pill. The SNR article is just that, an article of about 3000 words and thus has a limited ability to convey the entire message and any related lessons learned (and there were many learned and more to come). Since the book I wrote is approximately 50,000 words you can safely assume that there is more to this story than Cosmo Garvin could convey with the space limitations any publication faces. Cosmo’s article raised awareness and that is priceless! Every community has its has its drug problems. The article never got to the heart of what happen and if you want to get to the heart, read the book and you will discover that I am brutally honest about my own mistakes. The book delves deep into what caused me as a father to do what I did and also the lessons we all learned from the experience. The related website www.rxdrugaddict.com is intended to help addicts and other affected family members not make the same mistake I made. The book promotes professional help from people who are trained to treat addiction and not parents (like me) who draw upon their past and believe they can handle the situation themselves. Defining Moments, the book is about the journey into my son’s addiction and the voyage into myself as to what defined me as a father and the lessons our family learned about addiction and ourselves. Hindsight is 20/20. When I offered to go undercover to get my son into rehab, it was like jumping off a cliff; there was no turning back. Sometimes you commit to something and when you discover it is a really bad idea, there is no turning back. I am sure that many addicts wish they could change the past, but we all know that is impossible. My goal is to help others, period!