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February 5th, 2014
12:26 AM ET

Treating heroin addiction

Some of the images in this report are disturbing to watch.

Tracey Helton Mitchell is a self-described suburban mom raising three young children. But 15 years ago she was a junkie living on the streets of San Francisco. At thetime she said she fully expected to die of an overdose. She allowed herself to be filmed for a documentary called "Black Tar Heroin." Anderson takes a look at that film and speaks to Tracey about how her life has changed.

Anderson spoke with Dr. Drew Pinsky about the challenges of treating patients addicted to heroin.

 

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  1. lolastrawbunny

    Recovery is possible. i went from heroin addict to college student, i joined the Navy and lost everything to a crack addiction, only to find it all again. i am a mother of a great boy and a paralegal.

    February 5, 2014 at 1:06 pm |
  2. recoverymaldives

    A story of inspiration, I have seen her documentary sometime. Who could have thought she would make it this far? RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE!

    February 5, 2014 at 1:29 am |

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