• Season 18, Ep 21

Sneak Peek: I'm Addicted To Heroin

'True Life: I'm Addicted To Heroin' airs Saturday, October 6 at 4/3c.

10/06/2012 ยท 2:06

THAT I'VE EVER FELT IN MY LIFE.

female narrator:IT'S WIDELY CONSIDERED

THE MOST DANGEROUSRECREATIONAL STREET DRUG.

- [exhales forcefully]

narrator: EXPERTS SAYTHAT IN THE PAST DECADE,

THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS HOOKEDON IT HAS SPIKED BY NEARLY 70%.

- I'M BROKE,I'M SICK,

FREAKIN' OUT.

narrator: ON THIS EPISODEOF TRUE LIFE,

YOU'LL MEET THREE YOUNG PEOPLE

CAUGHT IN A LIFE-OR-DEATHSTRUGGLE WITH HEROIN.

- YOU'RE ON THE FAST TRACK TO[bleep] KILLING YOURSELF, BRO.

narrator:FOR 18-YEAR-OLD RYAN,

PAINKILLERS WEREHIS GATEWAY DRUG

TO EVEN HARDER STUFF.

- I AM FLYING.

narrator: BUT LATELY, RYAN'SDEPENDENCY IS GETTING WORSE,

AND HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH HISFAMILY IS AT A BREAKING POINT.

- I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOUBEHIND BARS.

- I DON'T WANT TO BEBEHIND BARS.

narrator:CAN RYAN GET CLEAN

BEFORE HIS DAD KICKS HIMOUT OF THE HOUSE FOR GOOD?

- COME IN HIGH OR WHATEVER,YOU'RE GONE.

I'M NOT GONNA DEAL WITH IT.

I'M NOT GONNA LIVE WITH IT.

narrator: OLIVIA NEARLY DIEDFROM AN INFECTION

CAUSED BY INJECTING HERSELFWITH NEEDLES.

- I GOT INTO "H."

narrator:HER PARENTS THINK

THIS NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCESCARED HER SOBER,

BUT OLIVIA'S SECRETLYUSING AGAIN.

WILL OLIVIA ADMIT HER PROBLEMS

SO SHE CAN GET THE HELPSHE SO DESPERATELY NEEDS?

- YOU DON'T WANT TO GET CLEAN,DO YOU?

narrator:CHLOE'S BEEN IN AND OUT

OF JAIL AND REHABFOR SEVEN YEARS,

BUT LATELY, HER DRUG USEIS WORSE THAN EVER.

- HEY, EVERYONE HAS BEEN...

[softly muttering]

narrator: CHLOE'S WORRIEDTHAT THE NEXT OVERDOSE

WILL BE HER LAST.

- IF IT WASN'T FOR ME, DUDE,YOU'D BE DEAD.

narrator: CAN SHE GET TREATMENTBEFORE IT'S TOO LATE?

- ARE YOU OKAY RIGHT NOW?

narrator:THEY'RE HOOKED ON ONE

OF THE WORLD'SMOST POTENT SUBSTANCES.

- WHAT ARE YOU THANKFULFOR TODAY?

- BEING ALIVE.

narrator: CAN THEY ESCAPE ITSGRIP BEFORE IT DESTROYS THEM?

- I'M ABOUT TO PASS OUT.

MY LIPS ARE, LIKE, BUZZING.

narrator:FIND OUT NEXT

ON TRUE LIFE: I'M ADDICTED TO HEROIN.

- I'M SO ANXIOUS TO JUST GO OUTTHERE AND GET [bleep] HIGH.