Opioid Addiction: A Prescription for Addition

Opioid Addiction: A Prescription for Addition


(DON) PAIN PILLS ARE SO COMMON IN THE U-S – THAT DOCTORS WROTE ENOUGH PRESCRIPTIONS LAST YEAR FOR EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD IN THE COUNTRY. THAT’S MORE THAN 300 MILLION. WE CONTINUE OUR IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE OPIOID CRISIS THIS EVENING AND HOW PEOPLE GET HOOKED ON PAIN PILLS. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER CHRIS HORNE TALKS WITH PEOPLE IN HAMPTON ROADS WHO STARTED WITH LEGITIMATE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR PAIN KILLERS SUCH AS PERCOCET AND VICODIN. SOON, THEY WERE ADDICTED, AND NOW THEY’RE IN RECOVERY. CHRIS WANZELAK RECOVERING ADDICT — YOU’LL START TAKING TWO. TWO DOESN’T DO IT ANYMORE.SO THEN YOU NEED THREE OR FOUR. THEN YOU FIND YOURSELF NEEDING A STRONGER DRUG. BONNIE BURTON RECOVERING ADDICT — TYLOX, TYLENOL 3 THEN THAT BECOMES BABY STUFF, AND YOU GRADUATE TO PERCOCET. (DON) WATCH PRESCRIPTION TO ADDICTION AS PART OF OUR COVERAGE OF THE OPIOID CRISIS ALL THIS MONTH. WE LOOK AT WHICH PARTICULAR DRUG CAUSED DOCTORS TO WRITE SO MANY PRESCRIPTIONS FOR OPIOID PILLS. IT AIRS TONIGHT ON WAVY NEWS 10 AT 6,

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