The Drs: Heroin Addict Becomes Amputee After Relapse + Recovery

The Doctors: Pain Pill Use To Heroin Addiction

Millions of Americans abuse prescription opioids which makes them 40 times more likely to turn to heroin. Matthew was diagnosed with cancer and developed an addiction to pain pills. His opioid addiction grew, eventually shattering his life, as well as his family’s. Two years ago, Matthew made what he calls the worst decision of his life. Tera, Matthew’s sister, recalls Matthew being the guy everyone wanted to be around. But in his 20’s he was diagnosed with testicular cancer and was in a lot of pain.

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