Recovering Heroin Addict Explains Why You Should Care That Overdose Deaths Have Tripled

March 5, 2015 3:51 PM

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Recovering Heroin Addict Explains Why You Should Care That Overdose Deaths Have Tripled

A high school soccer and softball player with passing grades, 17-year-old Kiyla would be the last person you’d expect to become addicted to heroin. Even Kiyla didn't want to believe it, and when she did, she wasn't sure she wanted to stop using the drug until she found herself in lockup for three months.

"I realized when I was waiting in shackles and handcuffs and saw my parents' faces," she said. "I said, 'I'm going to get clean.' I was clean for six months."

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