For Memphis hip-hop artist Tin Tenn, a journey of addiction, homelessness and hopelessness followed a childhood injury that yielded a prescription for pain medication.

“I broke my arm playing football, and [football] was my release for my anxiety,” he said. “The doctor gave me pills the first time. I wasn’t instantly hooked, but it was like, ‘These are pretty awesome.’ I quit going to school and began sleeping in.”

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Written for Crain’s Nashville – Published March 9, 2018

Photo courtesy of Tin Tenn.