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David Gove, Former NHL Player, Dead From Heroin Overdose

David Gove RIPFormer NHL player and 2006 Stanley Cup winner, David Gove, was found dead from an apparent heroin overdose at the age of 38, according to TMZ.

RIP David Gove

What makes this incident even more tragic was that he was in a rehabilitation center for drug addiction and alcoholism when he was discovered. At this point, the medical examiner’s office has not confirmed official cause of death, but heroin bags were recovered near his body when he was found.

David Gove played for the Carolina Hurricanes, which won the Stanley Cup in 2006, and later played with the Pittsburgh Penguins before retiring from hockey. Most recently, he was head coach for the Wheeling Nailers, but decided to take time off in April without a real explanation. Sources told CBS Pittsburgh that Gove had recently checked into Bethlehem Haven, a rehabilitation center for men, and was “trying to get his life back together again.”

Gove’s untimely death shocked the world of hockey and it’s fans, but further goes to show that heroin addiction can affect anyone and that our nation is continuing to have to fight this epidemic.

The Nailers also released a statement about Gove’s death: “We are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Coach Gove. David was a bright, caring person that was admired. His positive contributions to the Nailer organization made the team and staff better. We extend our deepest sympathy to Katie, his young son Cullen, and the rest of his family and friends.”

Heroin Addiction

Although the death of David Gove is shocking because of how accomplished and young he was, it is unfortunately the sad reality of heroin addiction that is literally plaguing our nation and killing people at a rapid rate. These overdose deaths are not going to go away on their own without real action and a solution in place. Treatment rarely works if the person seeking it is not serious and putting in the effort to recover. Stories like this are even more sad, because sometimes relapse is part of the journey in recovery, but it doesn’t have to be. We hope that others who are seeking treatment or help for their addiction do not get discouraged by stories like this, because there is hope and healing after addiction. You can recover long-term, even from heroin abuse, if you are willing to put in the work to do so. If you are ready to stop and are really ready to get well, then contact us today. We can help you live a life without the use of heroin.

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