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Updated: 11/12/2017 08:30:01AM

Lessons from Loss

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SUN PHOTO BY ANDREA PRAEGITZER

Christine and Dennis Hunt unveil their newly published book "Letting Go: Our Family's Journey Through Opioid Addiction and Beyond" last week at their RV site in Punta Gorda. They wrote the book last winter while at Paradise Park in Punta Gorda following their youngest son's death involving a heroin overdose.

SUN PHOTO BY ANDREA PRAEGITZER

A new book written by local snowbirds, Christine and Dennis Hunt, details their family's journey through opioid additiction following their son's death in January in Ohio involving a heroin overdose.

PHOTO FROM "LETTING GO"

Ian Hunt pictured in a chapter from his parents new book detailing their family's struggle through his opioid addiction and death involving a heroin overdose last January.

PHOTO FROM "LETTING GO"

Ian Hunt and his parents, Dennis and Christine, pictured in a chapter from his parents new book detailing their family's struggle through Ian's opioid addiction and death involving a heroin overdose last January.

By ANDREA PRAEGITZER

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Christine and Dennis Hunt were at their RV site in Charlotte County when they got a call last winter that changed their family forever.

The youngest of their three adult children, Ian, was dead. He was just 33.

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