From prom queen to heroin queen.
From Pokeman to pills.
One gram of heroin is the size of a sugar packet and cost approximately $200 a pop. In his prime, Austin Botts shot up a couple grams a day. It all started when he was 12 years old and ended with a gun pointed to his head and a needle in his arm.
After burying countless friends, one N.Ky. couple recovers from their heroin addiction, together, while planning for their future--a future they didn't see nearly a decade ago.
Become a WCPO Insider and learn how the young couple struggled and made it out alive--and how their story isn't a rare tale. Learn how the region is combating the epidemic that has taken up residency in N.Ky., leading the rest of the Commonwealth.