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Pill Head: The Secret Life of a Painkiller Addiction

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From politicians to entertainers the headlines are constantly filled with news-makers entering rehab, getting into trouble, or overdosing. But, the drug of choice is no longer just alcohol or heroin. It is misuse and abuse of prescription drugs. From pain relievers and tranquilizers to ADD medicine and sleeping pills, user’s misperceptions of addiction and danger are staggering. An astounding 1 in 5 high school kids is abusing prescription drugs and emergency room visits due to prescription overdoses has jumped 111% in five years. In Pill Head, nationally recognized journalist Joshua Lyon exposes the devastating epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse while laying bare his own fight with the battle of addiction. Join the conversation toll free or send your comments and questions ahead of time to theartofrelating@hotmail.com