Prescription for addiction: Officials fight growing trend of pill abuse

These drugs aren’t cooked up in labs hidden in basements or bathrooms. And they’re used every day by your co-worker, your next door neighbor, and your child’s classmates.

But these drugs can still kill.

Addiction to prescription medication is becoming more common and often has the same devastating results as illicit drugs.

Kevin Oliver, with Phoenix Counseling Services, said he works with a lot of clients who have an addiction to legal drugs.

“Pills are our biggest issue. Prescription meds. It’s really hitting hard,” he said.

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