How Exercise Helped Me Beat My Addiction to Heroin and Opioids

(Shape, Sept. 28) Katie stole pills from her grandmother, which is what she considered "rock bottom" because even though she thought she got away with it, her family locked bedroom doors and cleaned out the medicine cabinets. She was the last to realize she had a drug problem. Addicted to OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, she couldn't sleep or work without them. Years later, after being arrested and blacking out, she sought help. During her recovery, she also discovered exercise- and realized how much better it made her feel than drugs did. READ MORE.