2010 Buprenorphine Campaign Radio PSA
My name is Joe. In the Fall of 2005, I was in a car accident and broke my leg in several places. I had to go through three surgeries and spent weeks in the hospital. The doctor gave me prescription drugs for the pain. My recovery was really hard to get through. The pain was bad and it lasted a long time. I think it was 16 months before I started to feel better again and walk on my leg. Now, I can't get through a day without my prescription drugs. I don't know what to do. I never meant to get hooked. It just happened.
Do you or a family member depend on prescription narcotics to get through the day? Does someone close to you take more Rx pain medication than is prescribed?? Many people do not realize that prescription narcotic pain medication has the same potential for addiction as street drugs. The good news? Treatment is now available in the privacy of a doctor's office. For more information on prescription drug abuse and available treatment log on to http://www.health.ny.gov/bupe. Seek help now. It could save your life.
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