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Warning: This Drug May Kill You (2017)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 1 May 2017 (USA)
An unflinching look at the devastating effects of addiction through the stories of four families whose lives have been decimated by addictions that all began with legitimate prescriptions to dangerous painkillers.

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Perri Peltz
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An unflinching look at the devastating effects of addiction through the stories of four families whose lives have been decimated by addictions that all began with legitimate prescriptions to dangerous painkillers.

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In the spring of 2016, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) set "guidelines" which basically told doctors that they are being watched and to cut their prescriptions for opioid medication. Subsequently, with the possibility of losing their medical licenses doctors refused to see many of their patients. Those patients were thrown to the wolves. With no exit plan, many felt abandoned and turned to Heroin. The CDC is is not blameless in the opioid problem. See more »

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Shocking to see how ill informed we all are about this problem
5 May 2017 | by charmarcheSee all my reviews

As one who recently had spinal surgery and was offered pain killer (30 day supply!) upon discharge from the hospital and given no warnings about possible consequences, I was shocked to learn in the film how legally and professionally dispensed medicine can become addictive in a matter of just a few weeks, sometimes in a matter of days.

The film should be seen by everyone or otherwise more people will stumble into the unknown darkness of addiction which has devastating consequences for the individual involved, of course, but also for the immediate family as well.

This is a spiral of disaster and it is amazing that it can all happen so quickly.


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