Pain pill epidemic.

Doctors and Drug Dealers.   How different are they?

Are doctors the new drug dealers? Controlled substances really aren’t different from street drugs. Pain pills have the same chemical structure as heroin.

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Utah controlled substance addiction on the rise.

Utah pill addiction and overdose related deaths on the rise.

Utah doctors prescribe controlled substances at a higher rate than many other states. ¬†Utah’s predomintately religious culture views taking illicit substances different from taking controlled substances with a prescription. Are they different? Are people looking for doctors to validate their drug use/abuse? You decide.