- Ronald and Carla Hiers were seen writhing around in a Memphis street after injecting heroin
- The pair had been together for 20 years when they were filmed last October
- After being saved by paramedics, Carla was arrested on outstanding charges
- Ronald went home and tried to kill himself with 48 Xanax pills and more heroin
- His estranged daughter then persuaded him to enter a rehab center
- They are no longer together and live in separate states
- Both have completed separate treatment plans and are now clean and sober
A husband who was filmed overdosing with his wife after shooting up heroin in one of the most symbolic videos of America’s drugs epidemic last year has shared new details of their crippling addiction and how they overcame it.
On October 3, 2016, Ronald and Carla Hiers were filmed crawling along the sidewalk and passed out at a bus stop in Memphis after injecting heroin in the bathroom of a Walgreen’s nearby.
Footage of them writhing around in broad daylight as they reeled from the drug’s effects attracted millions of views on Facebook.
The couple have since completed separate rehab programs and are no longer living together or even in the same state.
His addiction began at 13 when he and his friends started sniffing paint. They graduated on to marijuana and then began using harder drugs when he was around 18.
Not long after the video went viral last year, Ronald was admitted to Turning Points in Tennessee.
Carla was released from jail several weeks later and went to a separate facility in Massachusetts.