Coming full circle: A 360 view into the life of a recovering opioid addict

For years, Nicole Creech lived in the clutches of addiction after she began using prescription painkillers. From there, opioids became a regular part of her life as she looked for a way to feel “normal.”

Now, 16 months sober, Nicole shares her story from the other side of addiction – how her continuing recovery takes work, patience and strength.

Coming Full Circle is a glimpse into Nicole’s story through a 360 video experience. Learn more about her journey and Arizona’s opioid epidemic at

(Video by Sydney Maki, Isabella Castillo, Jacob McAuliffe and Clara Benitez/Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab)