Over two years ago, Sue Mills only identity was that of a heroin addict. Today, she realizes she has somewhere to run to as she prepares to run the 10K. Clean and sober, Sue claims her running has saved her.
Opioid addiction is one of the fastest growing diseases in the country. Each year, thousands of people face addiction to prescription painkillers or heroin, which is made from the same substance as painkillers like vicodin. Opiates are a highly addictive drug that also carry with them serious risks for overdose and other severe health issues.