Friday, March 4, 2016

The surprising path from student athlete to heroin addict

CBS News, March 2, 2016

"When Robert King was a high school wrestler, he broke his foot and doctors prescribed him Percocet to help ease the pain. But he became addicted to the pain medication, and within a few years he moved on to a cheaper alternative: heroin.

'Once I started taking pills I never really stopped,' King told CBS News.

The now 24-year-old is now a recovering addict and struggling to get back on track.

King's story is not an uncommon one. As the heroin epidemic continues to rage throughout the country, high school athletes are falling victim to addiction in alarming numbers." Read more

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