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Apr 22, 2015 3:43 PM

Father uses daughter's obituary to send message about drug overdose epidemic


MANCHESTER - The N.H. Medical Examiner said that last year about 300 people in New Hampshire died from drug overdoses.

One of the latest victims, 24-year-old Molly Parks of Manchester, died from a heroin overdose on April 16.

Molly was reportedly found dead with a needle in her arm in the ladies room of a local restaurant where she worked.

Her father, dealing with his horrible loss, used her obituary as a wake up call meant for others.

Along with a video on posted on Facebook, Molly's obituary sheds light on what killed her.

Her father, Tom Parks, candidly posted, "She fought her addiction to heroin for at least five years and had experienced a near fatal overdose before. Molly's family truly loved her and tried to be as supportive as possible..."

He went on to plead with others and said, "If you have any loved one's who are fighting addiction, Molly's family asks that you do everything possible to be supportive, and guide them to rehabilitation before it is too late."

The obituary and video are being shared on social media.

If you or someone you know needs help battling addiction, you can visit the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services for a link to help.

You can also call 211 to speak to someone and be directed to help.


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