Michael and Angel Miller are taking it one day at a time, but things are getting better.
Michael, 22, appeared along with his mother, Angel, in Generation Addicted, NBC10's exclusive in-depth look at the heroin and opioid epidemic. Michael's story is not uncommon: At the suggestion of a friend, he started experimenting with painkillers as a young adult, and before long, he wound up hooked on pills and later, on heroin.
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Michael Miller tried taking prescription painkillers when he was younger. Over time, his use grew stronger. Now, he’s addicted to heroin and desperately trying to get his life back on track. NBC10 spent time with Michael to understand how addiction controls his life.
NBC10 Digital Reporters Vince Lattanzio and Morgan Zalot talk with anchor Katy Zachry about why they chose to tackle the issue of heroin and opioid addiction in NBC10’s exclusive special report, Generation Addicted. Generation Addicted airs tonight, Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. only on NBC10.
Welcome to the NBC10 Digital Exclusive investigation into the tragic world of heroin and opioid addiction in the Philadelphia region and beyond.