True Stories

True Story: Ian Brown, 21, Heroin

Ian began abusing opioid-based prescription drugs in high school and switched to black-tar heroin because it was cheaper and easier to obtain. After the first time he tried it, he couldn't stop. He went in and out of rehab and tried desperately to become clean, but he eventually overdosed.

True Story: John Paul Herrera, Heroin

John Herrera started experimenting with marijuana at just 11 years old. Then, at age 16,  the New Mexico native tried heroin for the first time. Read more.