“I don’t want to die doing drugs. I don’t want to be that kid who was the son of the head coach of the Eagles, who was spoiled and on drugs and OD’d and just faded into oblivion.” – Garrett Reid –
After 11 years of drug use Garrett Reid has passed away. It’s quite eerie how Garrett Reid foreshadowed his death or at least that’s what it seems like for us looking from the outside in.
Garrett Reid was Eagle’s coach Andy Reid’s oldest son, who sadly lost his life yesterday in a dorm room at the team’s training camp. There has been no official cause of death but Garrett led a very public life of drug abuse and spent time in jail because of it as well. Many are speculating that his death is drug related.
Timeline of Garrett Reid’s drug abuse
2001 – Garrett starts drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana at age 18.
2003 – After 2 years of drinking, smoking and taking Percocet and OxyContin he ends up in rehab.
2007 – Garrett admitted he was high on heroin when he crashed into another car. While on bail he was arrested for failing a drug test and as they brought him back to jail he was found in possession of about 90 prescription pills. In November, he was sentenced to 23 months in prison.
June 2007 – After 7 months in jail he’s sent to a halfway house.
2009 – He leaves a treatment center on a daily pass and comes back high.
2012 – Garrett passes away in a dorm room at the Eagles training camp in Bethlehem, Pa.
As of yet there’s not much that’s known about whether Garrett was seeking treatment again or active in recovery. All that is known is that he was working at the Eagles training camp in an “unofficial” position just helping out the strength and conditioning coaches. It’s a sad thing to see a young man have his life cut so short because of drug abuse. It’s also sad to see how much the family suffers and how much they try their hardest to support and get their loved ones help. Addiction is a chronic disease, if not treated it will result in death.
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