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Opioids to Heroin Addiction

Opioids to Heroin Addiction

Opioids to Heroin Addiction

Experts say the heroin epidemic, which is a growing problem nationwide, is largely spurred by people who first become addicted to prescribed opiate pain medications. As the pills become more expensive and harder to obtain, people move on to the cheaper and more potent high of heroin. Cynthia Scudo, grandmother of twenty, shares the story of hip pain that ended with a nine-year addiction to heroin.
S13 E1 Premiere: 4.27.17

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