Opioid Epidemic: How I Became a Heroin Addict, The

DVD, 2017, HRM, CC, 22 minutes, Grades 7-12

America has a serious opioid problem. This video and print package looks at the opioid epidemic through the eyes of four recovering young addicts. By revealing their stories, viewers will learn how quickly and how easily they transitioned from painkiller pills to shooting up heroin. They describe how they lived, stole from loved ones, and became terrible depressed by the life they were living. They also talk about the hope they feel as they struggle to recover and live a sober life.

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