Heroin and Opioid Use On The Rise In U.S. – CW33

Dallas — Addiction takes on many forms. Addiction to alcohol, prescription pills and illicit drugs is reaching epidemic proportions.

“Got involved with drugs at the age of 12. I think for some reason I had a morbid curiosity.”

Very few people know the effects of heroin and opioid use better than Todd, a patient at Enterhealth. After turning to harder drugs by the time he was in his 20’s, he was homeless, and had a MRSA infection from using dirty needles.