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Nikki Sixx: Take it from a recovering addict, a lot more could be done to end the opioid crisis - LA Times

Heroin is an increasing problem and a very dangerous addiction.  The following is an except from a real-life story of addiction and help to recovery:

Heroin nearly killed me. As a matter of fact, it did: For two minutes in 1987 I was pronounced clinically dead from an overdose.

I was at the Franklin Plaza Apartments in Hollywood, shooting up between snorts of cocaine and shots of booze. It was late December 1987. Mötley Crüe had just released our record “Girls Girls Girls” and we were about to tour the world. From the outside looking in, I was living the dream. But in reality, I was in the throes of a disease I couldn’t control, addicted to heroin”

Read the full story in the LA Times Online

“The numbers are devastating. The government estimates that 142 people a day die of drug overdoses. ODs are killing more Americans than car crashes and gun homicides combined. Prescription opioids and heroin are the prime contributors to these statistics.” LA Times Article

For help for you or someone you know with Heroin or any other drug or alcohol addiction give AToN Center a call. 

Leslie Sanders
Program Director
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