When 23-year-old Son Maykl found his father lying unconscious on the floor of their Brooklyn apartment, he recognised the signs of a heroin overdose.
Having been addicted to the drug since he was 15, Maykl immediately administered CPR and Narcan nasal spray before calling emergency services, something his father has done for him countless times before.
The discovery of his son’s stash drove Sergey Gnatovskiy, 45, to inject himself with the illegal and highly dangerous substance in a desperate attempt to show Son exactly how heroin affects their lives.
“I [tried] to send him to rehab,” Sergey told The Post of his son’s ongoing heroin addiction.
“He promised me he was going to go, and I found it again. I told him if you’re not going to stop, I will do the same as you do.”