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FRIDAY AFTER THE OLYMPICS

Heroin - What's Hiding Behind the Addiction

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FRIDAY AFTER THE OLYMPICS - "Whatever problems I had, I felt like they weren't there anymore – that's the effect it had on me,” says former heroin addict Matt Zemola.

It’s an epidemic on the rise.

"I didn't think about the consequences – the consequences never mattered,” Zemola says.

One local man's struggle to maintain sobriety is shining a light on a local and national problem destroying lives.

"I have a chance – and that's what's important to me,” he says. “The drugs are a symptom of a problem that is pervasive."

WMBF News investigates heroin - what's hiding behind the addiction – Friday after the Olympics.

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