Lying All The Way To The Bottom: "Strung Out"
We hear about people who got strung out on drugs when they become statistics, like when they die of drug overdoses.
Erin Khar offers up a personal story of addiction: her own. Khar had a happy and enviable childhood, but got into drugs when she was 13.
She spent the next decade and a half addicted to painkillers and ultimately, heroin. The story is told in Khar's book Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies That Nearly Killed Me. We hear what it took to finally get sober and stay that way for an extended period.