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Rx drug abuse leading to spike in Az heroin use

Experts say an epidemic of prescription drug abuse in Arizona is fueling a spike in heroin use. “The gateway to heroin use is through prescription pain pills containing oxycodone and hydrocodone,” said a Scottsdale addiction doctor. “Over 95 percent of heroin addicts that I see got their start using prescription opioids.” (with video)
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Nov 20, 2013, 11:50 am
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Sadly I’ve seen this happening over the last decade in Tucson….is Phoenix just catching up?

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