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A bottle of hydrocodone is spilled over with pills falling out against an isolated background

When prescription becomes addiction

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Opioid addiction and misuse has become a national crisis, and Bexar County hasn’t been spared. The problem often starts with a prescription written by a doctor or dentist to ease pain after an injury or procedure. In too many cases, the person prescribed that prescription develops an addiction over time. Or an unused portion is stolen by a drug-seeking relative or visitor. “Most providers want to do the right thing,” said Dr. Bryan Alsip, chief medical officer of University Health System, speaking before the first meeting of the Joint Opioid Task Force, a group of experts and advocates working on …Read More >

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