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Opiate addiction - quietly destroying lives

Broadcast date: 02/12/2016

Young adults (ages 12-17) perceive prescription pills, such as opioid pain relievers, to be less dangerous than street drugs because they are available through legal prescriptions.

And the number one way in which teens access opiate drugs is through the medicine cabinet of family and friends. Is it any surprise then that prescription opiates and heroin are the fastest growing addictions in the US? Tune in Tuesday at 2 for a conversation with Alex Dodd from Aegis Treatment Centers about this devastating epidemic and the emotional cost to the individual, their families and our society as a whole. Your calls with questions and comments will be welcomed and encouraged. Caring talk for the Central Coast - The Reluctant Therapist on Public Radio KCBX