What heroin addiction is really like, as told by a former user

Newsy's Noor Tagouri sat down with a childhood friend, Taylor Smith, who started using opioids every day when she was 18.

After multiple times trying to get clean through rehab programs, she finally found success through methadone.

Smith told Tagouri about her experience of being addicted to heroin and why she thinks it's important for addicts to tell their stories.

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