America's Heroin Epidemic
Since Merry has destroyed so many veins shooting up, she has trouble finding a place to inject the drugs. "She has track marks all over her body," Lisa says.
Merry says she hates what drugs have done to her, but she continues to use. "I have to. I don't know what else to do. I know that I can't go sick. I can't do it," she says. "My main concern is not about myself but my baby. What if I start to detox, and I lose this baby?"
Though she doesn't know how heroin is affecting her baby, Merry says doctors have told her the painful detoxification process could cause her to go into early labor.