Crackdown On Painkiller Abuse Fuels New Wave Of Heroin Addiction - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Crackdown On Painkiller Abuse Fuels New Wave Of Heroin Addiction

MSNBC.COM - Holly Yates started using painkillers in the ninth grade, at parties and hanging out with friends. The pills were everywhere, easy to get and cheap. By the time she was 18, she was abusing oxycodone, Percocet and other pills every day. 

Then they stopped being enough. 

"My cousin, she was into heroin and I started hanging out with her," said Yates, a hazel-eyed 20-year-old. "She told me about it, and I was like, ‘I want to try it.' The first time that I shot it up, it was like, ‘Where has this been all my life?' click here to read more

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