Producer and DJ Illenium has opened up about his struggles with opiate addiction this week via social media. He explained on his Instagram how six years ago he overdosed on heroin, after struggling with addiction from a young age.
"I'm just sharing my story and relating because music saved my life too... My main goal with music is to try and help people overcome their stuggles and also enjoy the moment," he says.
He goes on to talk about his upcoming song 'Take Me Down', which focuses around his struggles with addiction, "and what it can do to families and loved ones".
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