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People in recovery need ongoing support because addiction is a chronic illness. You don’t go to ‘five days of detox’ and sail off into the sunsetThe opioid painkiller OxyContin hit the market in a big way in the year 2000, just after I turned 17. I was already using other prescription drugs. I started taking it in small doses, then it became a daily routine of crushing and snorting pills. I was naive to what I was doing to my body. On days, I didn’t have it I would experience withdrawal, and sleep all day, but I had this idea that because doctors made the drugs, they were safe. Not realizing at the time this was basically synthetic heroin. Continue reading…

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