One year. Five doctors. A single pain clinic. Two million hits of oxy. To be precise, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says that five doctors working out of American Pain Clinic in Lake Worth prescribed — peddled might be a more accurate term — 2,167,710 Oxycodone tablets in 2009.
Brandon, soon approaching his 26th birthday continues to get the calls from friends and former prescription drug addicts like him. In the last 3 months Brandon has learned of three friends who have died of a drug overdose. The last was just a couple of weeks ago; Erica E. was just a 27 year old […]
Hey. I read the article by SN&R. Thank you for your honesty. I am a 36 year old female from Georgia. I went to Narconon Warner Springs in December 2009. Brandon was interning when I got to Warner Springs. He was a crucial part to my recovery. He helped me tremendously! He was always friendly, […]
BINGHAM, Me. — The orange signs posted throughout Chet Hibbard’s pharmacy here relay a blunt warning: We Do Not Stock OxyContin. Mr. Hibbard stopped dispensing the highly addictive painkiller last July, after two robbers in ski goggles demanded it at knifepoint one afternoon as shocked customers looked on. It was one in a rash of […]
WARNING! The following video is graphic and disturbing! I personally took this video of Brandon during his withdraws from Oxy. It pained me to record this horrific moment but I knew that Brandon had no idea what was happening and that he might not remember how bad withdraws were. Brandon was 6’2” and 130 […]
I have spoken to more parents, siblings and family members about their addicted loved one. Sometimes they are so desperate to talk to someone about their “dirty little secret” and they have nowhere to turn. I don’t judge them as I walk in their shoes. I encourage any family member who wants to talk to […]
Two men suspected as major suppliers of OxyContin in Folsom are facing criminal charges after a year-long investigation by athe Folsom Police Department. Sergio Rico, 25, is being held without bail in Sacramento County Main Jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled […]
Drug and alcohol addiction is so vast that it is difficult to enter a room without imagining that the people you walk past are likely affected in some way by addiction. Your friends, your neighbors, your colleges and the strangers at the mall, addiction destroys lives every day and families in every way. We thought […]