“It wasn’t until the birth of my daughter that I realized I didn’t want to live like that,” said Skie O.
Skie’s struggle with opioid use disorder starts in a way that many of us have become familiar with at this point. After Skie was born, he suffered a stroke that unavoidably caused him to need many surgeries throughout his adolescent years. As with most surgeries, he was given prescription pain medication to manage his pain. Skie says it quickly became an issue throughout high school.