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How far would you go for your kids?

Posted by on Jun. 4, 2017 at 9:10 AM
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http://nypost.com/2017/06/01/dad-overdoses-on-heroin-to-teach-his-addict-son-a-lesson/


Dad overdoses on heroin to teach his addict son a lesson

A Sheepshead Bay father was so angry when he found his heroin addict son’s stash that he shot it up himself and almost died of an overdose — just to send a message to his kid.

“I told him if you’re not going to stop, I will do the same as you do,” Sergey Gnatovskiy, 45, told The Post. “I [tried] to send him to rehab. He promised me he was going to go, and I found it again.”

But the risky life lesson seems to have worked: Son Maykl, 23, claims he’s been scared straight back to rehab after finding his dad passed out on the floor of their living room Wednesday afternoon.

“After seeing this, I definitely want to go. I’ve been doing this since I was 15. I’m 23 now, I can’t keep doing this,” he said.

Maykl says he instantly recognized that his pop was overdosing, and used CPR and Narcan nasal spray to bring him back from the brink — something Sergey has had to do for his son on four separate occasions.



The elder Gnatovskiy says he felt back to normal the next day and doesn’t recall much of the ordeal — he remembers going to turn off the TV and then waking up with “medical people” around him.

“My son was screaming at me, ‘Pop, Pop, are you crazy, you almost died,’” he said.


Maykl’s mom kicked the boy out of her house over his addiction as a teen, and Sergey has been trying to help him ever since, the father said.

But his boy is in trouble with this apartment complex over a fight with an ex, and now both men are at risk of eviction.

“I’m trying to kick him out of my apartment and into rehab. We’ve been notified of eviction and I need to prove he’s gone by May 31, which was yesterday, or I’m out as well,” Sergey said.

The loving dad, who originally hails from Ukraine, says he’s willing to lose everything to keep his son alive.

“If I lose you — I don’t know. Look what you made me do yesterday? I’ll give you my home, my car, my heart. I don’t want to lose you,” he yelled at his boy as a single tear ran down his cheek.

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SashaIsPretty
by Silver Member on Jun. 4, 2017 at 9:10 AM

http://nypost.com/2017/06/01/dad-overdoses-on-heroin-to-teach-his-addict-son-a-lesson/


Don't know how to make it clicky. 

Linda_Runs
by Gold Member on Jun. 4, 2017 at 9:12 AM
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I didn't get passed the new headline because there is no point.  That is just stupid and reckless as a parent.

I will go as far an necessary to protect my children, but that doesn't mean being stupid.

MrsDavidB25
by Stacey on Jun. 4, 2017 at 9:15 AM
What the hell? What if the Dad killed himself doing this? So dumb.
SashaIsPretty
by Silver Member on Jun. 4, 2017 at 9:23 AM
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I agree this was stupid, but I also think it was dad's breaking point. It says that the father was trying to help his DS for many years with no success. 

Quoting Linda_Runs:

I didn't get passed the new headline because there is no point.  That is just stupid and reckless as a parent.

I will go as far an necessary to protect my children, but that doesn't mean being stupid.


blessedtohave7
by Bahama Mama on Jun. 4, 2017 at 9:23 AM
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I'm not going to possibly kill myself to teach any of my kids a lesson.

SashaIsPretty
by Silver Member on Jun. 4, 2017 at 9:23 AM

It is. I feel like the dad was frustrated that nothing is helping and had a nervous breakdown. 

Quoting MrsDavidB25: What the hell? What if the Dad killed himself doing this? So dumb.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jun. 4, 2017 at 9:25 AM
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Not that far.
ilovemykids323
by on Jun. 4, 2017 at 9:27 AM

no i wouldn't go that far. 

abacobaby
by Silver Member on Jun. 4, 2017 at 9:27 AM
Not that far...sorry.
Patti-Gee
by Platinum Member on Jun. 4, 2017 at 9:34 AM



  Love my sons, but wouldn't OD for them.

 

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