Baltimore Sun: As Maryland’s opioid crisis rages on, so does the grief of the families left behind to mourn

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Written by Doug Donovan…

When Ashley Mooney-Naglieri learned last winter that her husband was homeless and using heroin again, she got into her car and cruised all night through his Highlandtown haunts, shouting “Nick” out her window and stopping to peer into parked vehicles.

“I had heard he was sleeping in cars on Eastern Avenue,” she said. She had heard right. Shortly before dawn that cold January morning, Mooney-Naglieri found her frostbitten husband in the trunk of an SUV.

“He said he wanted help,” said Mooney-Naglieri, a Baltimore County Public Schools employee. “He didn’t want to live like this anymore.”

Over the next three months Nick Naglieri did his best to get help — detox, methadone and rehab. But on April 3 the 33-year-old former mailman and father of two boys was found dead with a needle in his arm. The cause, according to the medical examiner, was accidental fentanyl overdose… CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING…