From an early age Nick was incredibly passionate about baseball.
He worked hard from a young age and became very good at the game which led him to receive a scholarship to play college ball.
Unfortunately, Nick severely injured his throwing shoulder which led to prescriptions for pain relievers such as oxycontin and other opioid-based medications.
That’s how easily drug addiction can start and how it starts for thousands of young people every day in our country. For our Nicholas, it ended with a fatal overdose.
Today this tragic story is all-too common. Opioid abuse has reached epidemic proportions. Educating young people on the perils of heroin and pharmaceutical opioids is key to stemming the tide of avoidable tragedies happening to the young people in our communities.