Prescription Addiction Problem Difficult To Overcome
Last Updated: Wednesday July 28, 2021
(KEYT-KCOY-KKFX, Nov. 17) For Lizette Corea, it started with drinking and pot smoking in her early teens. She went to a recovery program where she met her 18-year-old boyfriend who was addicted to painkillers. From there, she began taking prescription pills just to get high. She and friends would fake pain to get prescriptions and steal them from friends' houses. When her boyfriend died of an overdose on Oxycontin, she turned to other drugs: meth and heroin. She spent the next few years in and out of jail and rehab, but it took getting pregnant at 22, while behind bars, to make a true effort to become clean. She relapsed at one point but realized she could lose her baby daughter as a result. Her boyfriend, the baby's father, relapsed as well. READ MORE.