Former Eagle Tells Story of How He Overcame Opioid Addiction

If you watched the Eagles in the mid-1990's, you probably remember the name Chris T. Jones. Jones was a one year wonder with the Eagles, catching 70 passes for 859 receiving yards in his 2nd year in the league. The other two years he was an Eagle, Jones only put together a combined 10 receptions for 134 yards. His career came to an abrupt end after not being able to overcome server knee injuries suffered at the hand of the Veterans Stadium turf.

Jones talked with 6ABC this week about he became addicted to opioids when he was trying to heal from his knee injuries. First his addiction was to opioids, but then later progressed to include alcohol and cocaine.


After several stints in rehab, Jones was able to use his athlete mentality to help eventually overcome his demons. He has now been sober and clean from drugs for eight years, and works in Florida at their Banyan Treatment Center to try and help others overcome their addictions.

Jones is hoping his success story will reach others and help those in need to overcome their respective addictions. He admits it isn't easy, but if you fight for yourself, you can defeat your demons and become the person you truly want to be.

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