Noor Tagouri sits with Taylor Smith, who is a former heroin user, and Smith's daughter

What Heroin Addiction Is Really Like, As Told By A Former User

Taylor Smith explains what being addicted to heroin is like and why she thinks addicts shouldn't be ashamed to speak out.

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1:53UC Irvine in the springtime
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