To honor Justin’s memory by sharing his story and spreading awareness about the potentially fatal dangers of drug mixing. We are committed to preventing a mixing accident, suicide, or overdose from happening.
To bring people together so users can feel a sense of unity with the people closest to them. We are out to make a profound difference in people’s lives by connecting people to the right resources and helping them identify the source of any unhealthy behavior.
A world where everyone is connected, thriving and has an alacrity for life. All preventable deaths are now eradicated.
Justin Scott Osborne, was born on September 27, 1995. He was 23 when he died on September 24, 2019.
Justin is a gentle, beautiful, and loving old soul. He was the most affectionate and giving person you could know. Justin would give you the shirt off his back or the last dollar in his wallet. He was caring, non-judgmental, and always encouraging of others. Justin was the first to put his struggles aside to help someone else, even for the moment, despite his inner turmoil. He was the person you could always turn to, the person you could say anything to or call at any time for help and heartfelt words of advice.
Justin was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in his teens. Years later he was re-assessed and re-diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Justin resonated with this diagnosis but he didn’t let that define him. Justin was more than his mental health diagnosis, he was a teacher, a friend, a brother, a grandson, and a son.
But despite the support available, such as his cognitive behavioral therapy, prescribed medications, and the proper diagnosis, Justin faced the challenge of managing his mental health and he began using recreational drugs at 12 years old. He became addicted, which profoundly affected his personality and behavior at times. By the time Justin turned 18, he felt he needed to go out on his own journey of self-discovery.
Justin not only moved out; he pulled away from his family as much as he possibly could, even moving out of state for a while. His family didn’t know when they would get a call, a text, or an email from him. Eventually, he moved back to the state of Maryland, reconnected with his family, and set himself up to create a new beginning. He started treatment, worked a part-time job, and continued his studies in pharmacology. Justin’s main focus was his education and he dedicated himself to his studies in hopes of one day pursuing his career at the National Institute of Health. During this period of his life, he met the love of his life, Donna Willis. Donna could see the real Justin behind the drugged behavior and how Justin was trying to get out. Justin was trying to cope with life on life’s terms but he couldn’t find the right resources, even with what he had available to him it was not enough, Justin needed more.
The creators of Just in Time Wellness never want anyone to feel this way again. We have gathered useful resources on the main page of the app to help the user find the right support for them.
Throughout his life, Justin treated everyone around him with unconditional love and understanding. Justin relentlessly dedicated his life to helping others in the areas in which he struggled. Physical fitness was very important to Justin because he believed that when he felt his best, he could do his best. Every single day Justin would go to the gym and wouldn’t leave until he finished his workout routine. Justin would also learn new things every day related to pharmacology even outside of his college classes simply because he had an undying curiosity about how the brain works on a chemical and biological level. He was also inspired to do this research to understand why he felt that he was only accepted and was able to function better when he was medicated.
Justin struggled but he never gave up! Justin loved life and he wouldn’t have intentionally caused any pain to the people he loves.
Justin fought as best as he could and used the only tool in his arsenal he thought would work. Unfortunately, Justin heavily relied on drugs to get to him throughout the struggles he experienced. Justin needed more tools in his toolbox, more resources that are out there to help people like him get through the hardships of life and the rollercoaster of emotions that all of us feel.
Justin’s spirit lives on.
Justin made the mistake of mixing fentanyl with Soma (Carisoprodol). Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid analgesic and Soma is a muscle relaxer and the combination of the two caused his death. Justin’s death wasn’t a suicide but he did pass away from this mistake because unfortunately, these things can and do happen.
If you are reading this, please take a moment to speak to your children about different drugs and their deadly combinations.
At first glance, Justin’s death may seem like a suicide. But the creators of Just in Time Wellness know this was an accidental death. We believe that it was because of the lack of awareness that fentanyl was in the drugs that Justin was sold and took that resulted in his overdose and death.
Just in Time Wellness was created to spread awareness of the life-threatening dangers of mixing drugs. For those who have prescription drugs or take drugs illegally, the consequences of not knowing are potentially fatal. Justin would not have taken the drugs that he did if he knew exactly what he was taking. A temporary high is never worth the risk. Justin’s death is now an opportunity to spread awareness about overdose deaths and how mixing drugs is putting one’s life in imminent danger.
More information on Fentanyl and Soma
The number of fentanyl-related deaths has been drastically increasing.
Click here to learn more: https://nida.nih.gov/
- Illegal fentanyl is being mixed with other drugs, such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and MDMA. This is especially dangerous because people are often unaware that fentanyl has been added.
- Fentanyl works by binding to the body's opioid receptors, which are found in areas of the brain that control pain and emotions. Its effects include extreme happiness, drowsiness, nausea, confusion, constipation, sedation, tolerance, addiction, respiratory depression and arrest, unconsciousness, coma, and death.
- The high potency of fentanyl greatly increases risk of overdose, especially if a person who uses drugs is unaware that a powder or pill contains it. They can underestimate the dose of opioids they are taking, resulting in overdose.
Soma® (carisoprodol) is an increasingly abused, centrally-acting muscle relaxant. Gonzalez, Lorie A, et al. “Abuse Potential of Soma: The Gaba(a) Receptor as a Target.” Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 1 Jan. 2009, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
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