True Stories

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. Read more.

Jason Surks, 19, Prescription Drugs

As a pre-pharmacy major at Rutgers University, Jason probably felt he knew more about prescription drugs than he actually did. He evidently thought he was being safe, but he overdosed on prescription drugs. Read more.

TRUE STORY: William “Will” Christian Doerhoff, 20, Arkansas, Prescription Drugs and Heroin

William “Will” Christian Doerhoff, a top-notch student in high school, didn't touch drugs until college. That decision ended up costing him his life. Read more.