It’s pretty obvious to anyone who has been around a drug abuser.

Nobody chooses to use heroin. They are compelled to do it. Their bodies ache for it. Their need for opiates will shut down without it.

But if you give in, you could end up dead.

If you’re lucky, you end up in jail.

A story this morning out of Louisville, details how one man’s playful experimenting with pills in high school, evolved into a habit that almost killed him.

And he only realized he was lucky to be alive, when he was sitting behind bars in a jail cell.

This is the story of Wes Oetinger from the courier-journal.