Cameron was a star athlete in high school. He played baseball and football, and says he was being recruited by colleges. But when he had surgery for a sports injury, he was prescribed pain pills – and became addicted – and his dreams of playing college ball were taken from him. Now, 26, Cameron says he is addicted to heroin.

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“I wish I could go out there and play right now, but I know I can’t. I can never play sports again,” says Cameron, who had heart valve surgery as a result of using a dirty needle.

Cameron also claims his injuries took away his relationship with his father. “After I couldn’t play baseball anymore, my dad abandoned me. Our relationship went to crap,” he claims. “I still felt like I was a disappointment because I didn’t make it to college ball.”

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His dad, Bobby, says, “I wonder, every day, is there something I could have done.”
Hear more from Cameron in the video above, including why he says he doesn’t know who he is anymore.
On Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Cameron’s parents share how his addiction has affected their marriage – and family. Does Cameron want to get clean? Check here to see where you can watch.