It was the summer of 2015, and Philadelphia Police Officer Thomas Vitanovitz was ashamed – and addicted.
Two shoulder surgeries from on-the-job injuries had led to a prescription for pain pills, and when it was time to stop taking them, he couldn't.
"By the time I needed help, I was scared, extremely scared," he said. "I was embarrassed and ashamed to be a cop that has a pill problem."
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