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Robert Riley, former heroin addict turned awareness advocate, explains how easily he became addicted to drugs, the common denominator between many addicts and the prison experience that helped him get clean.
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Connor's need to feel accepted in his youth opened him up to drug abuse. After experimenting with smoking pain pills, he quickly finds himself caught up into heroin. His near death experience puts him in a halfway house surrounded by the right people.
Morgan Brittain suffered serious brain damage after overdosing on heroin in 2013. Now 19, she lives with her grandparents and can't walk or feed herself. Brittain's grandmother and her 16-year-old cousin give The Post a glimpse into their daily lives, forever changed.Check out this great video
The United States accounts for five percent of the world's population but consumes almost 70 percent of the total global opioid supply, creating an epidemic that has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths each year. How did we get here, and what can we do about it?
A prescription started my descent into addiction.
Would this fit in the description? Newsy's Noor Tagouri sat down with a childhood friend, Taylor Smith, who started using opioids almost every day when she was 18. After multiple times trying to get clean through rehab programs, she finally found success through methadone. Smith told Tagouri about her experience of being addicted to heroin and why she thinks it's important for addicts to tell their stories. Check out this great video
This former opioid user, turned awareness advocate knows everything you need to know about opioids and how to keep your kids away from them! Watch Robert Riley share his experience and his knowledge with Whatz It Feel Like host Laura Susic. Whatz It Feel Like
Andrew was raised in a stable home; his external circumstances weren’t the cause of his drug addiction disease. Andrew was naturally curious about drugs and was hooked on pain killers in high school. After several attempts in treatment, Andrew went on to sober living and found his purpose in helping other addicts get into treatment.
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