Opioid Addiction

Survivors' Lives Changed Forever Due to Opioids

Greg Lynam

A series of personal events may have triggered Greg Lynam's use of prescription pills. He was in recovery for almost four years when he relapsed and died as a result of a heroin overdose. His mother, Michelle, has become an advocate against opioid misuse.

Felicia Miceli

Louie Miceli was prescribed painkillers after a sports injury. He eventually switched to heroin and died from an overdosed in 2012. His mother, Felicia, speaks on the dangers of opioids.

Angelee Murray

Angelee Murray found herself addicted to opioids after a doctor prescribed them for debilitating migraine headaches. Today, she is an active voice in the recovery movement.

Tim Ryan

Addiction cost Tim Ryan his job, his home and his wife. His 20-year-old son, Nick, also died from a heroin overdose. Tim is determined to be part of the solution.

Jessy Santini

Jessy Santini shares her brother Mikey's story with high school students to help them understand the dangers of addiction. Mikey died after a vicious cycle of rehab and relapse.

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