I know I usually do stories on pop culture and celebrity gossip stuff, which is fun to talk about. I’m also someone who is sensitive to drug addiction, which is a rising problem in our nation, especially with teens. I’ve known a lot of people who have gotten lost in drugs….

I also recently hosted a show on the CW50 for Street Beat on addiction. I met a parent who lost his son to heroin. Sitting with him face to face really impacted me. As a parent myself, I can’t imagine any of this.

Oprah Winfrey featured this story on a young girl who was a star athlete before becoming addicted to heroin. Though she is currently living in a sober home, Claire admits she struggles to maintain her sobriety.

Here’s her story:

From Star Athlete to Heroin Addict.

If you are struggling with addiction, or know someone who is, there’s help out there. Try to encourage them to get the help they need before it’s too late. Click here to get started.


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