You never know who around you is impacted by the Heroin epidemic that is sweeping our country. 

The CDC estimates 130 people die each day of an overdose.

When I first met Yvette, I didn't realize her 23-year-old son was one of those people gripped by the drug and struggling to find sobriety. 

Now, she is sharing details of her son's third overdose with the hope that his story might save lives.

"I have a son that struggles with addiction. It has been a long struggle. It started when he was about 15 and he is 23 and still fighting the battle of his life." 

Yvette says the first time her son overdosed was in the middle of the night. The paramedics had to revive him. 

"He didn't want to talk about it. He just wanted me to sit there with him. But as we were leaving was when I finally broke down and cried. And I was holding him and he was hugging me, and I was letting him know I wasn't ready to lose him yet." 

She says paramedics have had to use Naloxone on her son three times. Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. 

Yvette's son grew up in a good home and went to private school until he was 15 or 16. She had no idea he was using drugs until he was 18 and asked to go to treatment. Yvette says she may have been a little bit of denial, but her son hid his addiction well. 

"There's so many people out there living in sobriety ... and that's what I want for him." 

Yvette hasn't given up hope. 

"No, because as long as he's breathing, there are options." 

She knows the next phone call could be the last. 

"The reality of the situation is that I might very well bury my child. It is a true reality of my life. And it's a true reality of a lot of people's lives." 

If you or someone you know or love needs help, call the Washington Recovery Helpline at 1-866-789-1511. Or visit