Mother Who Overdosed With Her Child in Her Car Now Proudly Sober
Thu, February 2, 2023

Mother Who Overdosed With Her Child in Her Car Now Proudly Sober


Sobriety can sometimes be difficult to achieve, but those of us who find our way out of the tunnel of addiction with the right kind of motivation from the important people in our lives are heroes in their battle to become sober. 

Three years ago, mother Erika Hurt was at rock-bottom struggling with her addiction and unable to find something to motivate her to stop. She grew ashamed of what she had done then, ashamed of her carelessness as a mother to her 10-month-old son Parker who was with her at the time of her overdose. 


Photo Credit via Town Hope Police Department via Washington Post


According to a report by the news source Washington Post, if Hurt had not been found on the driver’s seat and brought to the hospital to be revived in time, she would have long been dead, all while clueless little Parker wailed in the backseat. 

Now, Hurt is living a better life. As medics gave her two doses of Narcan, her overdose was reversed and it served as a wake-up call for her to finally choose sobriety. 

The evidence of her overdosing, however, will now forever be in the folds and crevices of the internet. What Hurt saw fit to do was then use this kind of occurrence to her advantage. And now, three years after that incident, she is happy to report that she has finally overcome her addiction. 

Her success was something that many people who suffer from addiction aspire to have, and her three years of sobriety is something that everyone can celebrate as well. 


Photo Credit via The Addict’s Diary via Facebook and Washington Post


When asked about what moved her to pursue a cleaner, sober life, she told The Washington Post: 

“Millions saw me overdose after a photo taken of me by a police officer went viral. None of those people have seemed to have time to reach out and check on me, so here is an update. Today I celebrated three years clean and my son gets to have his mommy back. How about you make THAT go viral!"



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