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WOMEN AND ADDICTION

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It is time we pulled back the curtain so we can see the faces of addiction in the new millennium. It is no longer the faces of addicts on the street corners buying and selling drugs illegally. It is the High School principle, the stockbroker, the sweet lady who is our next door neighbor. It is these faces that walk into pharmacies all through out our country with  prescriptions for highly addictive powerful narcotics given to them by their Dr.'s as if they were aspirins. Today you can have a tooth pulled and your dentist will gladly write out a Vicodin prescription or go to a Dr. for back pain and in many cases, walk out with  prescriptions for 40 to 80 mg Oxycontin. How about Fentanyl  patches, lollypops etc? Fentanyl was created to alleviate some pain for stage 4 Cancer patients. This Tsunami of prescriptions has led to a strong increase in Heroin use over the last number of years. For a country that has 5% of the world population we consume 80% of all the narcotic pain medication sold in the world. What this country needs in an Intervention and for all the Women and Men out there that are addicted to Dr. prescribed narcotics, they should know there is a way out.

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