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Articles tagged with: prescription pill addiction and teens

Opiate Addiction Rages Through Orange County: This Is Joey's Tragic Story Part 1

on Thursday, 03 May 2012.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate addiction rages in Orange County,California, which otherwise seems like a nice, relatively affluent place. This is Joey's tragic story, told in several parts. Joey's story is similar to stories all over the country, and this problem of opiate addiction among young people is staggering. Many of them begin using prescription painkillers, often graduating to heroin. The effects of this epidemic are devastating.

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  • Prescription Error Death

    Grandmother Died From Prescription Error

    Although this story is not about addiction, it does represent a gross ignorance on the part of doctors. It is mistakes like this, as well as over-prescribing painkillers that have led to this deadly epidemic, and unfortunately the elderly often suffer the consequences.

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