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Real Stories

Ann Marie's Story

Ann Marie is a mother who lost her 22-year-old son, Chris, to a prescription opioid overdose.

Ann Marie's Story

Brenda's Story

Brenda shares her experiences with addiction to prescription opioids and the toll pain medication took on her life.

Brenda's Story

Cortney's Story

Cortney shares how the support of recovery programs and counselors were vital in her journey to recovery from opioid addiction.

Cortney's Story

Devin's Story

Devin shares his Rx Awareness story of using prescription opioids after a minor surgery as a teenager and his path to recovery from opioid use disorder.

Devin's Story

Judy's Story

Judy lost her son, Steve, to a prescription opioid overdose. Before he died, he wrote, “At first it was a lifeline, now it is a noose around my neck.”

Judy's Story

Mike's Story

Mike became addicted to a prescription opioid and ended up leaving school and no longer playing college sports. At the time he “didn’t understand the dangers of the drug and was addicted after a matter of months.”

Mike's Story

Noah's Story

Noah shares his experience losing his father to prescription opioid addiction. He states that he learned “it’s likely that everybody knows somebody who’s struggling with this very problem.”

Noah's Story

Tamera's Story

Tamera shares her experience losing almost everything she had to prescription opioid addiction. She says that knowing it “could have been prevented” makes her experience seem so much worse. Tamera reminds us that it “only takes one.”

Tamera's Story

Teresa's Story

Teresa lost her brother RJ at age 32 to a prescription opioid overdose. He convinced people to “believe he knew exactly what he was taking.”

Teresa's Story

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