Life After Addiction: How A Viral Video Of A Couple’s Overdose Became A Chance At Redemption | TIME



Following decades of dependency, Ron Heirs and his wife Carla’s fateful overdose led to a chance at redemption. Presented by TIME & Mic.
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37 thoughts on “Life After Addiction: How A Viral Video Of A Couple’s Overdose Became A Chance At Redemption | TIME

  1. Dadding For Dads December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Itsh like a murseum out herr

  2. Lindsey Sloan December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    The camera man was the messenger.

  3. chellllsea123 December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    She goes straight to jail & he goes to rehab wtf

  4. Rebekah Willoughby December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Really! How can you stand there laughing and filming!

  5. Maegan Byerley December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Why would anyone just stand around, film with their phone/camera, and laugh? They needed help and it seems like it was more important to video it, then publicly humiliate them. Also 11 years clean from ecstasy.

  6. Stacey Schingh December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    This video proves that there is ALWAYS hope. When you think of going down the hole, think of what it does to your kids, Grandparents or parents and if this is wha they wanted for you.

  7. bleek blaw December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Awesome

  8. Not Bothered December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    The idiots recording these addicts sound like uneducated losers who have obviously lost their humanity, but are too stupid to know it. Unfortunately, without these documented events, none of us would know and share empathy for the state of our country, would we?

  9. LIZ G December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    LA#915

  10. DeVonna Ralls-Flanagan December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Blessings to you

  11. The Gordons December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Wow! 48 years of addiction and he managed to get a hold of life! They're both so inspiring. "Life is a gift that's meant to be enjoyed, not squandered." Even if you don't have an addiction problem that should make you check yourself. ♥️

  12. Ruthlyss Targaryen December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Their story is powerful, it’s amazing that they broke free from their addiction. The sad part is that it took people delighting in their overdose, actually giggling as they were dying, recording their lowest moment and putting their shame on the internet for them to gain sobriety. That speaks volumes about the cruelty of humanity.

  13. Faux Manchu December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Nobody, but nobody put a gun to their heads and forced them to take drugs.

  14. Kerry Roberts December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    I’ve been writing pages and pages on my computer for the past few years; collecting pictures & memories from my almost 10 years on opiates. MY 2 YEARS clean off EVERYTHING is on Dec. 12 (2018) in a few days. I was lucky to survive and have so many stories and so much advice and info to share. The idea is that when it’s done I’ll publish it somewhere, maybe online, & if it can help even ONE person avoid the same mistakes I made, I’d be happy. So glad these two are good now. 🖤

  15. E!Izabeth Evans December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Melissa Monroe , I read and reread your reply to my blog about drug users and agree with a lot of what you say, prior to my retirement I was a Civil Servant and worked in an environment of drugs , getting to know well some of the people I worked amongst.. No not every drug taker gets involved with drugs purposely. Most of the people I got know have , mainly , told me that their addiction started with being curious about drugs and start taking something like weed as they call it, after a while they then go on to the harder stuff so on it goes. I don't include people who become addicted to drugs because they can no longer get hold of prescribed medication . Drug addicts that I met were very much in the majority of being "being curious ". I met ongoing you girl with a terrible scar on her face , I asked her how she got the scar , she said she was overdosing and her friend could get her to wake up or come round, the answer for that friend was to set the iron on , then applied it to the girl's face , needless to say it worked , it wouldn't it? Sadly it didn't stop her , she wanted to do what her friends were doing so she carried on .We can't put old heads on young shoulders , for their curiosity their lives are spoiled for ever, when they have children sadly it is passed on to them. I don't pretend to know the answer , I honestly think lack of jobs for people plays a big part , if living in a home where money is scare , no job , no future ,drugs will be used to dim the hopelessness of the situation there in. My friends daughter has been on medication for quite a while because the med she is on is helping her to avoid a very nasty withdrawal and she will stay on that until she can take charge of her life again. By the way I am not a fool but sometimes do foolish things or say them, my I.Q. seems to be about the the norm.

  16. Mrssea Sea December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    I wish both a full happy life.

  17. Mrssea Sea December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    a tough lesson to learn…….missing out on your kids growing up. I came real close to it, i know i missed out on some, but i got help and in i my 10th year of recovery……

  18. Mrssea Sea December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    a bad person, no it’s the drugs,the drugged person walked away from 4 children,

  19. brandip77 December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    The loved ones of addicts suffer most.

  20. Swintbaby December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    I know how you feel girl, I've felt like my dads parent my whole life bc of addiction.

  21. Anna Cottle Cottle December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    The sympathizer are ex junkies. Know the bankruptcy, pain, death,and trauma drug addicts couse society. The envirement they ruin with their drug refuse is unforgivable

  22. Mary Theodorou December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    This video is so so sad. Share this and get the help you need.

  23. BoMmArItO bOmMaRiTo 313 December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    I needed that story in every way possible

  24. TrustMeIDGAF December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Blacks are annoying.

  25. scottish matters December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    How do the Hiers look so good after chronic addiction. That amazes me. Amazing.

  26. beat it December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Shame on the people laughing at them! I hit one year clean on December 1 2018 from a 9 year addiction to heroin, fentanyl, and a myriad of other opiates. Anyone who is in the midst of addiction or recovery you CAN do this! You are strong and loved!

  27. D.E. V. December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    I don't understand. Everyone I know is on prescription medication, painkillers… myself included… but it would never drive me to steal or commit a crime. No one I know personally has committed a crime. I've never Overdosed… all these problems. Some people will inject glass cleaner to try to get high… some will commit crime to feed their addiction. But that's NOT everyone!!

  28. Mrs A M Stayton December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Pathetic

  29. Angela Wynter Palermo December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    8 years it's worth it

  30. Kitty Kat December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    How cruel to laugh

  31. MzTanjaX December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Powerful story hope it saves lives and sets many people free from addiction.

  32. lelemarie 612 December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Where was the sympathy when black people were on crack in the hood🤔

  33. hyōka December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    i understand the pain in their eyes

  34. sandraand6690 December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Why aren't these people in prison doing 25 to life? if it was a black person doing all this drugging and robbing they'd still be in jail. #WhitePrivilege  that's why.

  35. Musab Al Rawahi December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Amazing video. Well edited 🔥🔥

  36. Megan Cooper December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    The people who videoed this and laughed. You are a horrible human beings. May karma play you a fair hand of cards. I’m baffled as to why you laughed at two people you assumed dying. The humanity of it all.
    God and heaven help us.

  37. Naomi Giovannelli December 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Sucks that it was recorded, but hey something good came out of it. I pray they are clean now and enjoying life.

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