In 08 Mr. Hack was involved in a crane accident, suffering the loss of his left leg below the knee. Mr. Hack spent the next 4 years being prescribed high doses of Oxycontin and oxycodone. Doctors said he would be addicted to these medications for pain relief to walk for the rest of his life, when in fact, they were shortening his life. Mr. Hack gained 100 lbs, spent most of his time in a wheelchair, and was well on his way to death at a speed of 1000mg of day. Today, Vinnie takes no pharmaceutical drugs. The only medicine he use's is cannabis in very small amounts for pain and the PTSD symptoms he currently suffers. "In no way am I 100% pain free, but I can say its a better day with some pain than any day i was taking opiates for it."