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'Kids just like most of you': Mother who lost 2 sons on the same day warns students, parents about alcohol and opioids

Imagine trying to wake your teenage son for the day and instead seeing his lifeless body.

Imagine trying to revive him, calling 911 and then screaming for paramedics not to stop CPR when they can't save him.

Then imagine realizing a similar scene is happening elsewhere in your home with another son.

Becky Savage of Granger, Ind., asks parents and students to imagine themselves in her real-life nightmare - the day she lost two of her four sons - Nick and Jack, then 19 and 18 - who both died June 14, 2015, after accidentally overdosing on alcohol and oxycodone at a graduation party.

She says her sons made "one bad decision," and wonders if they would still be alive if they knew more about the dangers of opioids and that they're especially deadly when mixed with

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