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Episode 44: Ricky

Ricky
Age: 20’s
Location: Outside Chicago, Illinois
Addiction: Heroin
What’s Memorable: The completely normal childhood, no clear addiction trigger. How he’s overdosed 8 times since he started using and lives this really messed up existence in his mother’s basement.

Official synopsis: Growing up, Ricky seemed to be on a path to greatness. He was a straight-A student, a star athlete and named one of the three brightest students in school. He joined the Marines, where he served as a police officer. But what started as experimentation with drugs has turned into an out-of-control heroin addiction. Ricky’s friends and family fear for the worst but hope an intervention will be his best chance for getting his life back.
Original Air Date: June 2007

Categories: Heroin, Season 3

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One Response to “Episode 44: Ricky”

  1. I went to college with him & had no clue he had an addiction. He was very nice & polite & asked me for a ride home one day. He had a nice home in a good neighborhood & seemed completely normal. I do remember him sleeping alot! Always sleepy & tired. Always asleep in class and nodding off. After seeing the show I understood why 🙁 I hope he is doing ok.

    Posted by Susie | July 24, 2015, 1:16 pm

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