sleeping pill addiction
A few years ago, it seemed like Floridians couldn’t look in any direction without spotting a pill mill. These fly-by-night “pain management clinics” where addicts could get pills from doctors looking to cash in on vulnerable drug users’ desperation were operating in full view of law enforcement, legislators and prevention advocates. They were in storefronts, in physicians’ offices and practically everywhere else across the sunshine state. In 2010, Florida led the nation in diverted prescription drugs, resulting in seven Floridians dying every day along with countless others throughout the nation. The state had also become the destination for distributors and abusers through the proliferation of pill mills….