By Jeanette Steele
March 2, 2017
Camp Pendleton Marine Jeremy Thomas had his hand blown off in Afghanistan in
2011. A year later, he was hooked on prescription painkillers. Another year
in, he had turned to street heroin and crime to support his addiction.
By 2014, Thomas was booted from the Marine Corps and headed for a
Now, more than two years after becoming sober, Thomas said Navy doctors'
easy prescription of habit-forming painkillers helped "burn his life down."