By Bethany Hines, CNN
Original Source: cnn.com
(CNN) – Mark Restivo says he brought in nearly $5,000 a month selling prescription drugs.
“I had to feed my habit as best I could. I was constantly buying and selling and using pills,” the former New York police officer said.
“I went from a police officer to a drug dealer within a matter of months,” Restivo, 39, explained. “I abused Adderall, cocaine, oxycodone, methadone and suboxone.”
Restivo battled alcoholism and drug addiction long before becoming an officer, he says. He was just 14 when he had his first shot of vodka.