She was an honor student and first chair violin. Those are just a few of the things Cathy Pietro remembers about her daughter, Lindsey Pazder, who on Dec. 14, 2013, committed suicide at the age of 25.
“She took her life because of the fight she went through in intensive outpatient therapy after she was stopped by the police with a trace of a controlled substance,” Pietro said, “She was doing well for 15 months and started back, and it escalated, and she battled and struggled, went through the Suboxone program, and I think eventually got tired because it wasn’t who she was.”
Drug use, including Zantac and Percocet, stemmed from prescription medications for cluster migraine headaches, which Pietro said escalated into using street drugs. She said her daughter worked as an ophthalmic technician who aided with eye surgeries in the Cleveland, Ohio, area.
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