When used in high doses, opiate medications can depress respiration and even cause death. Mixing them with alcohol makes them even more deadly. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, 169 people died from drug overdoses in Lee County during the first 6 months of last year. Of those, 82-percent involved prescription drugs, mostly opiates like oxycodone. Many addicts want help, but find it hard to stop. As part of our Your Voice series “Addicted” Rachelle Grossman spoke to an addict facing the grim truth that his dependency on prescription drugs could end his life.
Saturday, May 25th
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