In this episode of USRA Coalition's Let's Talk About It, we have a special guest, Lauren Wright. Lauren tells the story of her brother, Carter Stone, a 32-year-old man who fell victim to the heroin epidemic in Bergen County.
Carter started taking OxyContin after a car accident in September 2015, when a woman who was texting while driving rear-ended him. He eventually turned to heroin to get high, as it was much cheaper.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction or mental health issues, there are resources to help. Here are the few that Lauren mentions in the episode:
Hackensack Meridian Health
USRA Coalition’s Let’s Talk About It Podcast gives you insight into mental health and substance abuse issues. In each episode, we’ll have a conversation with a guest who will help educate and create awareness in our communities around these topics. Thanks for watching and enjoy the show.