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Matthew struggled with substance abuse, including heroin, for many years following a testicular cancer battle. After months of sobriety, he slipped and it cost him both of his legs. He is now seeking help to change his life once and for all.
Following years of drug use after his cancer scare, multiple drug charges and spending time in jail, Matthew appeared to be on the path to sobriety with 124 days of being clean. He fell off the wagon in 2014 and used heroin yet again, this time overdosing. During the overdose, the blood supply to his legs was cut off for more than 24 hours and he was left with the horrendous decision of either death or losing both of this legs.
He joins The Doctors to share his harrowing journey in hopes of inspiring others with substance abuse to make better choices.
“My message is to let anybody else out there who is struggling with addiction or that is new to recovery, to stick with it, to not make the same decision that I made. I never in my life thought that this could be the repercussion from using 1 more time,” he tells ER physician Dr. Travis Stork.
He is currently experiencing pain, including phantom limb pain, associated with his amputations and his physicians are prescribing him opioid pain medication, the same meds he was previously addicted to. He and his family are both concerned that he could easily slip into another downward drug spiral.
Matthew is far from alone in his struggle, as there are 78 opioid-related overdoses occurring in America every day and on average 650,000 opioid prescriptions are dispensed daily. Additionally, heroin overdoses from 2000 to 2013 has quadrupled and those addicted to opioids are 40 times more likely to also be addicted to heroin.
In an effort to save Matthew from becoming another tragic statistic, The Doctors have arranged for him to receive treatment for his pain management and addiction with the use of psychotherapy and Transcranial magnetic stimulation, which uses electromagnetic pulses to target specific brain nerve cells.
Find out if Matthew is ready to take on the difficult, but vital, road to hopefully permanent recovery.