Conner Flowers passed away from a Fentanyl overdose after a longtime struggle with Lyme disease and addiction. His sister Olivia Flowers spoke candidly about his passing, revealing that her brother relapsed due to his struggle with Lyme disease and the toll that prescription medicine took on his body. Olivia’s brother was supposed to have dinner with her on the day he died, and she hopes to bring awareness and help others by speaking out about his death.
Conner Flowers died of a Fentanyl overdose after struggling with addiction triggered by Lyme disease, leaving his sister Olivia Flowers devastated and speaking out to raise awareness about substance abuse.
It’s been a concerning nine months for Olivia Flowers, who lost her brother Conner to a Fentanyl overdose on January 30, just one week before his 33rd birthday. Conner, who made a cameo on the latest season of ‘Southern Charm,’ had been struggling with Lyme disease since he was just 15, eventually becoming dependent on prescription medicine. Olivia described how the symptoms of Lyme disease took a toll on Conner, affecting his overall well-being. The lead up to his tragic passing was unexpected, as it seemed the family was hopeful he would soon be free from his addiction struggles.
Reflecting on her brother’s passing, Olivia spoke of the challenges he faced while seeking treatment for Lyme disease. Despite their efforts to find answers and help him, he was prescribed painkillers and eventually developed an addiction to opioids and Xanax. His ongoing battle with both Lyme disease and addiction left a lasting impact on their family and friends. Olivia emphasizes that an individual, especially one like Conner, who was dedicated to overcoming his illness, could have succumbed to the circumstances that led to his untimely death. Nothing had prepared her for the tragic news she received on the day he died and she has struggled to come to terms with the sudden loss of her beloved brother.
Olivia wants to use her platform to bring awareness to issues surrounding substance abuse and help others who may be struggling. With a strong desire to honor Conner’s memory, she is stepping out of her comfort zone to share her story with a wider audience. Encouraging those in need to reach out and seek help, Olivia hopes that her words will provide support to anyone dealing with similar issues. She has chosen to use her platform to spread awareness and light in the face of such a difficult situation. If you or someone you know is having trouble with substance abuse, you are encouraged to reach out to the SAMHSA helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.