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Addicts turning to heroin when pain meds become less accessible

10:08 AM, Jul 7, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA -  A new dangerous trend shows addicts will turn to harder drugs when their pain prescriptions become harder to find.

With pain medications becoming more expensive and difficult to find, some addicts are switching to heroin.

Osvaldo Cabral, a certified addictions counselor at Cedar, a rehab facility at the University of Colorado Hospital, was in the 9NEWS studios Sunday morning to talk about ways to approach and help an addict.

For more information, visit www.cedarcolorado.org.

 

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