ESPAÑOLA–As a young child, Aaron Martinez said, he remembers watching his dad resuscitate his mother after a heroin overdose. His father stumbled as he walked but was able to pour water over the woman’s body in an attempt to wake her from unconsciousness.
“You don’t get that picture out of your head,” said Martinez, now 22.
The memory is haunting, and Martinez said he battles every day to make sure he doesn’t go down the same path.
“I’ll never touch that stuff,” he said.