Aaron's story was typical - a young man, successful high-school athlete, and a talented football player. Aaron overdosed on Oxycontin and prescription pills in 2005 and he was in a coma for three weeks. His parents were planning his funeral and because of the overdose he's now a quadriplegic. He understands everything and he communicates by using his hands and fingers, one finger for yes and two fingers for no.
Asia Armour almost died in 2009. She attended private high school, she was a cheerleader but when she was 18 she overdosed on Ecstasy. She was in a coma for two months and had complete organ and respiratory failure and she couldn't walk, talk and do simple things. She was in a wheelchair for 5 months. She is two years into her rehab and she's still going through rehab. She can't dance, can't run, and her speech is slow. Her entire life was changed because of that choice she made... she swallowed a tablet of Ecstasy.
One of the girls that testified in this documentary was extremely involved in high-school, she was on the student's government, she graduated high-school with very high GPA and scholarships, and with honors and leaderships she had a great future. She found about alcohol and Ecstasy when she was 17 years old and it took about three months until she was doing Heroin. Her disease escalated quickly, she wanted to try everything and anything, they all had different effect, they all allowed her to feel and do different things, she was very curious, very under-educated about drugs, and she didn't know what she was getting involved into.
Other girl at first was just smoking weed, drinking and taking pills when she could get them and ended up overdosing multiple times, ended up in rehab when she was 14, and ultimately she got hooked on Heroin and she was shooting it for two years. She was able to maintain college for a year and once her problem got serious she basically lost control. She was failing on all her classes, she wasn't showing up on family events, she lost all her jobs that she had had, she was in an abusive relationship with her ex-boyfriend who she used with, and to her the biggest thing she lost was herself.