The message that will come clear from telling Damien’s story is that heroin addiction takes over the most gifted and loving as if possessed by the darkest of demons. Yet even on their darkest days, their soul will reveal love. When in recovery, addicts deserve our understanding, love and compassion. We must fine the safe boundaries to support them so that they do not give up on themselves. They are depleted of self-confidence and so in need of this. In his last months, Damien understood this and while incarcerated and in the final chapter of his short but inspirational life, he reached out to many.