Buffalo, N.Y. - Last June, Avi and Julie Israel's son Michael committed suicide after becoming addicted to Hydrocodone, a synthetic form of heroin.
Michael was legally prescribed the medication by his doctor for two years to treat a painful digestive problem Michael had - Krohn's disease.
Michael's dad shared some of his Michael's anguished thoughts from his diary before he took his life:
"I lay here thinking of a way to die which can improve the lives of others," Michael wrote.
It looks as though Michael's words will prove to be prophetic.
Ever since his death, his parents have been pushing state legislators to form a central registry for controlled drugs.
* Doctors would have to check the registry to see what other drugs their patients are being prescribed
* Pharmacists would have to immediately report to the registry when dispensing controlled medications
* And Pharmacists would have access to the registry to ensure that patients weren't doctor shopping - getting the same drug from more than one doctor.
To show how easy it is to abuse the system right now, Avi Israel has been filling two different prescriptions for the sleep drug Ambien with prescriptions he's received from two different doctors.
Avi Israel: "This is six months worth of medication from two different pharmacies and two different doctors, I paid cash. Had we had a system in place this would not happen, it would show in real time what's going on."
Scott Brown: "So you were doctor shopping?"
Avi Israel: "I was doctor shopping."
Attorney General Eric Schniderman has taken up the Israel's cause for the central drug registry.
Scott Brown: "Had this registry still be in place do you think Michael would still be with you?"
Julie Israel: "Yes because it's not that Michael was circumventing the system in any way he was given these narcotics from his physician. So had we had this registry where the pharmacy would send up a red flag or the pharmacy can communicate with the doctor's office there would have been someone asking questions somewhere."
Scott Brown: "Does it break your heart that the registry wasn't there for Michael?"
Julie Israel: "It breaks my heart that this trail wasn't blazed before us but yet it gives me strength to do this for him."
Avi Israel: "Michael was always there for people and Michael is here for people now, whether you believe it or not it's Michael's hand in this whole thing. He's guiding us Michael is guiding us."