- Carol Costello: I expected blowback after writing about heroin addiction in my hometown in Ohio
- But I did not expect so many people to say heroin addicts do not deserve our help, Costello writes
Carol Costello is the host of "Across America with Carol Costello" on HLN. The views expressed in this commentary are her own.
(CNN)Dale Batdorff heard God's voice on a Sunday morning, as he cradled his dead, 21-year-old son in his arms. His beautiful boy -- once a star athlete who dreamed of becoming a firefighter -- had just overdosed on heroin.