Stories of Addiction
Tara would "doctor shop" to get prescriptions for pain medications, but things came to a head when she began using heroin. Eventually, she she came to the realization that unless she got help, she would die, so she enrolled in a detox program. Tara's experience is proof that addicts can turn their lives around. She is now a student at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, NY. If you need help, contact Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence (LICADD) 1-516-747-2606.