A new high: Abuse of prescription drugs now surpasses illegal narcotics

Prescription drugs now top illegal narcotics for addiction in U.S.; Berks far from immune Brandi B., a resident of the Easy Does It addictions treatment center in Bern Township, said she never took an illegal drug.
But when she developed ulcerative colitis, a painful illness that also afflicted her mother, Brandi was prescribed the powerful narcotic Dilaudid to control the pain.

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