Mom Now Grateful for Viral Heroin Overdose Photo

 

When police found 25-year-old Erika Hurt passed out in her car in the parking lot of an Indiana Dollar General Store, needle in her hand, with her 10-month-old son in the backseat, they snapped a photo that went viral as the face of the opioid crisis in America. 

One year after the photo was taken, Hurt tells NBC News that despite being "so hurt and embarrassed" police would make the photo public, "it was kind of a really big eye opener to see myself like that." Hurt celebrated a year of sobriety last Sunday, posting the photo of "the absolute worst moment of my life" on Facebook to show "exactly what heroin addiction is" and to never "forget where the road of addiction has taken me."

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