Oxycontin: How I got started 11/9/10

They're called the “Rx Generation,” a generation of teens and young adults who are recklessly dabbling with prescription drugs to get high. But one prescription drug can quickly turn a casual user into a full blown addict. Oxy is readily available to our teens; they find it in the medicine cabinet, over the border in back room pharmacy's or through friends at school. Oxycontin is extra dangerous because it is considered a “short-cut” to heroin, a similar opiate drug which is cheaper and produces the same kind of high, but is extremely deadly.

KUSI's Sasha Foo shares the stories of two young San Diegans and the pill that changed their lives. Plus an interview with Abigail Burd, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital.

 

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