Prescription drug abuse is fastest-growing drug problem in country

David and Gail Katz thought their 25-year-old son Daniel had finally turned the corner on his addiction to prescription painkillers after a year and a half of sobriety. Then, over a two-week period in 2007, Daniel’s drug use suddenly “spiraled out of control,” his parents said.

On June 15, 2007, Daniel, a well-liked former hockey player, died at his best friend’s house after overdosing on OxyContin and cocaine.

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