When Matthew Braun gets out of medical school, he'll be able to prescribe opioids.
A decade ago, he was addicted to them.
"The first time I ever used an opioid, I felt the most confident and powerful I'd ever felt," Braun says. "So I said, 'This is it. I want to do this the rest of my life.' "
Opioids took away his anxiety, his inhibitions, his depression. And they were easy to get.
"I just started breaking into houses," Braun says. "I found it amazing how trusting people were in leaving windows open and doors unlocked, and I found a lot of prescriptions."