Episode 5 – Crystal Oertle’s addiction-recovery story

Crystal Oertle is a survivor of a 12-year heroin addiction and a recovery advocate working to Erase The Shame™. As her site proclaims, “Erase the shame  is not just a slogan. It’s a way of life. For those struggling with drug addiction, the will and desire to seek help is often stifled by the judgement of others. To break free of that judgement, addicts truly need to erase the shame and move forward without doubt or fear. ” Crystal shares her powerful story, advice and her experience giving a TEDx Talk that led to a meeting with President Obama while sitting on a panel moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta at the National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, GA. Crystal has since appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper on the 360 Town Hall: “Prescription Addiction Made in the U.S.A.


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