Woman finds second chance in publicized overdose

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In a video posted on Facebook last month, Katrina Henry was seen overdosed, having crashed into a parked car as she lay unconscious behind the wheel.

Feeling the public scorn, the self-described “good kid” has since ditched the Percocet and other various means of prescription because of the impact the video had on her self-reflection.

“I don’t drink,” Henry told her local Fox affiliate in Wisconsin. “I like to paint. I like to draw. I work out. I was a cheerleader throughout high school. I had an internship. I did research with my professor, and always had at least two jobs. I have considered myself a very successful person.”

The video, shot on March 21, was yet another low-point for Henry. She told WITI that she had snorted what was likely cocaine earlier in the day, but she believes it may have been laced with fentanyl, a highly addictive opioid. Henry’s immediate recollection was regaining consciousness in a hospital bed where she laid restrained by handcuffs.

“They took me to the hospital, handcuffed me to the bed,” Henry told WITI. “I died. I overdosed and died.” Henry credits the effectiveness of the video capturing her misfortune as the final hurdle in realizing she needed help.

“As ashamed that I am that I hit that woman’s car, I’m also glad. No one would have found me. I would have died there,” Henry said.

Now three weeks into treatment, Henry sees light at the end of the tunnel.

“I was so embarrassed,” Henry confessed. “I always told myself that I would never end up like that. Talking makes you feel so much better. It makes you feel like you’re not alone. I felt so alone, that I was the only one dealing with this problem, and that no one would understand. I don’t feel hopeless and worthless anymore, and I know I was brought back for a reason, and I’m going to live up to my full potential.”


H/T: New York Post

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