Heroin started rewiring and taking control of Will's brain in the early 2000s, as he turned 40.
"Back then, if you used drugs people didn't want anything to do with you," Will recalls. "People gave up on me."
Will lost almost everything: jobs, his driver's license, his car, his marriage and his home. He found enough temporary work to pay rent on a room, ate at soup kitchens, and stole and resold goods for cash.
"Feeding that addiction," he says. "Feeding that monster."