Sat. Oct 16th, 2021
Laura Berman's son

Dr. Laura Berman’s son. Samuel has passed away at the tender age of 16. The relationship therapist shared this devastating news via her Instagram, saying that her son overdosed on fentanyl-laced Xanax.  

She captioned the picture saying that her beautiful child is gone. A drug dealer had connected with him via Snapchat and gave him the fentanyl-laced Xanax and he overdosed in his room. She also said she doesn’t know how to keep breathing.  

Dr. Laura Berman's son

The reason behind sharing the news 

The “Language of Love” podcast host shared her tragedy so that she could save the lives of other children. She also said that her son was a very good student who was getting ready for College. She claims that the entire incident was experimentation that had gone wrong terribly. She has urged every parent to watch their kids and especially watch their Snapchat activity. She also urged parents to get their children off Snapchat.   

Snapchat’s reaction to the accusation 

A Snapchat spokesperson issued a statement saying that they are sorry for the loss and are heartbroken. They also ensured that they are working together with Law enforcement to take serious steps when their app is used for illegal purposes. They also mentioned that they have a zero-tolerance policy about drugs.  

He also said that the company wants nothing but to create a safe environment for all their users and are constantly working on technologies so that they could detect drug activities on the app.  

Love and Support from the world 

Soon after the news was brought to the world, people across the globe showered love and support to Berman and Sameul’s classmates. Messages poured in from all over the world saying that the loss was unprecedented and that everyone’s hearts were shattered by the sudden demise. Samuel’s classmates took to their social media accounts to tell the world what a kind soul he was. We all hope that the family can cope up with the loss. 

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