Not Confined to Cities, Drug Abuse Begins in Medicine Cabinet

The number of opioid-related deaths in the state has fallen for the first time in 15 years,according to new data. But heroin and prescription painkiller addiction is still killing at least one person a day in Massachusetts — 594 in 2008. Addiction often starts at home, where young people are turning to their medicine cabinets. So I thought I’d see what’s in my own medicine cabinet.

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