True Stories

  • True Story: Jeremy B.

    Jeremy started his drug use with marijuana, then moved on to heroin. Read his recovery story.
  • True Story: Kristina

    Kristina, who is currently in recovery, struggled with opioid addiction for years.
  • Hailey Hesch, New Mexico

    At age 19, Hailey is recovering from years of heroin abuse at a treatment center in New Mexico.
  • John Paul Herrera

    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.
  • Abbey Zorzi, 22

    I used to picture an addict as someone under a bridge with a needle in his arm. The end of addiction might look that way, but it sure doesn’t begin like that. I never pictured myself as a drug addict until I became one as a teenager.
  • Chelsea Marie Heptig, 17

    Ecstasy caused Chelsea to go unconscious and have powerful seizures. 
  • Jeremy Traylor, 18

    Jeremy was 80 days sober before deciding to try OxyContin one more time.
  • Matthew McKinney, 17

    Matthew was full of adventure, mischief and zest for life but things changed when he got addicted to drugs.
  • Cassie Haydal, 18

    Cassie was an honor roll student who was active in sports and volunteered at an after school program at her school. Her parents never suspected drug use until she suffered a heart attack from meth use.
  • Nick and Jack Savage, Indiana

    These two brothers made an unfortunate decision that cost them their lives.