Elizabeth Blunt could play the guitar, flute and piano. She excelled in soccer and volleyball at Wheaton Academy, a high school in West Chicago. She was known as Beth, and at 22, she was dead.
Her family explained her life and death in an obituary similar to nearly 100 others published in U.S. newspapers during the past six months that blame addiction to heroin or other opiates as the cause of death.
Families wrote time and again that the addiction is a demon, a battle or an epidemic.