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Perie Prickett said she started using drugs at age 12 and got into heroin at age 14. At some point, she mixed heroin with methamphetamine, a dangerous combination known as “goofball.” She is 24 now and determined to stay clean. She is currently enrolled in an intensive outpatient program at the Scottsdale Recover Center. (Gabriella Khalaj, Cronkite News)


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Drugs have been a part of half of Perie Prickett’s life, and she’s only 24. In addition to those 12 lost years, drugs have stolen most of the experiences and memories that come with adolescence and early adulthood.

By Gabriella Khalaj, Cronkite News August 10, 2019
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