There were 64,000 overdose deaths in 2016 alone. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the opiate epidemic has killed more people under the age of fifty than car crashes, the AIDS epidemic in its peak, and the casualties after a twenty year war in South Vietnam.
Shannon is a 21 year old from Belivdere, New Jersey. She has three older sisters who, she says, have always been her best friends. The past few years have been difficult as Shannon has watched her older sister, who she says she has a special bond with, battle her drug addiction. This is Shannon and Brooke's story.