IN THE NEWS: Cenikor Houston

HOUSTON – Now he can smile, but Eric Zimmerman was once on death’s doorstep due to opioid abuse.

“Last time I overdosed, I was out for so long they expected me to be brain dead,” Zimmerman said while in recovery at the Cenikor Foundation’s treatment center in Deer Park.

The 29-year-old from the Greenspoint area is a recovering opioid addict.  Eight years ago while attending Texas State, his problem caught fire.

“I was grilling, and a fire shot up when I was lighting the lighter fluid. I got first and second degree burns over 11 percent of my body,” Zimmerman said.

Zimmerman says a doctor prescribed him Percocet, a pain reliever containing Oxycodone.


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