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When I realized I was Addicted to Prescription Painkillers

By Steven M.

My name is Steven, for 13 years I abused prescription painkillers, and I recently started my path into sobriety. I was not one of those pill junkies that lived on the streets — or from couch to couch — and would steal to afford my habit; on the contrary, I had a telesales job and made a very good living. 405 more words

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LA-Based Doctor, Activists Protest Release Of New Painkiller

IRVINE (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles-based doctor, along with several activist groups, protested the recent release of the painkiller Zohydro ER in front of the Food and Drug Administration building in Irvine. 308 more words

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Holder: Heroin An Urgent ‘Public Health Crisis’

Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the increase in heroin-related deaths an “urgent and growing public health crisis” and said first responders should carry with them a drug that can reverse the effects of an overdose. 379 more words

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Most abusers of addictive prescription meds get them free from friends: study

CHICAGO – Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found. 498 more words

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Study: Friends, Not Dealers, Most Common Source of Abused Prescription Meds

CHICAGO — Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found. 441 more words

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