The death of a celebrity from a drug overdose produces a media frenzy - in sharp contrast to the attention paid to the estimated 100 people whose lives are also cut short by an overdose every day in the US. To honor them and to seek to shed some light on this public health crisis,  I will be featuring the stories of people who have lost sons, brothers, husbands and mothers  to an overdose, talking about their loved ones in their own words. Their stories will be published over the next few weeks.