ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Rianna Scott experimented with Opioids throughout high school. Specifically, during her year at public school. Before she arrived at public school, Rianna was living her life normally without opioids.

“During the time that led up to the Opioids,” said Former Opioid User, Rianna Scott. “I kind of didn’t have a stable household. I was moving a lot I never really felt grounded or knew where my home was., Or who it was where I belonged.”

Rianna recalls not socially fitting in with her peers. Across the board, she felt alone and like she had nobody to turn to for support, including family. It was when she transferred from a private Christian school to public school that everything changed; this is where she was introduced to Opioids.

“Before [public school] I never heard of them, and I had never been in pain. So, the way I was introduced to them was just for fun,” added Scott.

Opioids for Rianna was the equivalent to going out for ice cream and having fun with friends. There were no strings attached because all the stress in the world fell off the young girls' shoulders. Rianna shares with Reporters, opioids were not considered pain relivers at the time.

“I wasn’t trying to harm anybody, but I was harming myself and I didn’t know that at the time. But I think the opioids gave me a feeling of numbness. I had a lot of social anxiety I had to work through so it kind of just made me less shy,” continued Scott.

One day, Rianna’s received a call from her aunt asking for opioids. Rianna was already an active user and did not feel comfortable providing pills to her family. She didn’t see her aunt asking as a red flag.

“Since I was in a dark spot, I couldn’t tell her asking me that was a red flag, so she asked me and I don’t remember what I said,” Scott sadly riminess.

Over the next few days Rianna and her family would try to contact their aunt. After days of no response Rianna took action. The teenage girl would find a ladder at her aunt’s apartment and climb into the second story complex to confront her aunt for not responding to texts and phone calls. While Rianna questioned her aunt and spoke her mind to the unresponsive person.

“What are you doing like I was mad at her, and I was like we have been trying to text you and trying to reach out and you have just been ignoring us. And she just kept sitting straight up. And I looked at her face and it was black and blue,” Scott shares.

This is when everything clicked. Rianna would soon learn her aunt passed away. Rianna would continue to do Opioids for the next year before moving on. Now, she is six years clean and going to school for personal training. The young women thanks her “addictive personality” for getting her out of opioids and connecting with the gym. This is where she now thrives.

If you or a loved one is struggling with opioid addiction, please contact someone you trust or your health care provider for support