Dr Phil: Simi Valley Heroin Problem & Creating a Task Force On Heroin

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Dr Phil February 22 2013 Recap

Dr Phil did a special on drugs in suburbia, specifically the growing heroin epidemic. He focused on Simi Valley, California. It’s a community that could compare to any other in America.

Dr Phil: Drugs In Suburbia – Simi Valley California Heroin Epidemic

Dr Phil: Simi Valley Heroin Problem & Creating a Task Force On Heroin

Dr. Phil used the stories of Nik and Steven as cautionary tales for the teens of Simi Valley and America.

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When talking to the teens in Simi Valley you hear about doing drugs at 13, being addicted and in jail by 17 and homeless at 20. They’ve buried many of their friends and the city leaders are demanding change.

Dr Phil: Drugs In Suburbia – Simi Valley California Heroin Epidemic

Dr Phil: Satisfying Addiction & How To Fight Heroin Addiction In Teens

Nik and Steven are two men addicted to heroin. They let cameras follow them on their typical day, stealing and shooting up. They are physically dependent on the drugs and see no way out.

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Dr Phil: Satisfying Addiction & How To Fight Heroin Addiction In Teens

Dr Phil: Heroin Addiction Destroys Families & Creates Violence At Home

Nik and Steven talked about how the drugs have ruined their lives and how they regret treating their families. Dr. Phil wants their stories to be a cautionary tale. They tried to imagine life without drugs and their families pleaded for their health and happiness.

Dr Phil: Heroin Addiction Destroys Families & Creates Violence At Home

Dr Phil: Origins Recovery Center Addiction Treatment & “Not One More”

Monet Monico lost her father and got addicted to heroin. Dr. Phil sent her to Origins Recovery Center and she has been clean 324 days. Two mothers in Simi Valley started a charity to raise awareness about the effects of heroin addiction. Three parents told Nik and Steven just how much it hurts to lose a child to drugs. Mayor Bob Huber is creating a task force on heroin in Simi Valley.

Dr Phil: Origins Recovery Center Addiction Treatment & “Not One More”

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