Stories tagged with: Prescription for Addiction

November 29, 2013 - 3:52pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

"It was an easy way out of reality," said addict Jeremy Morgan.

It is the sad ending for many who battle addiction.

"You are so obsessed with getting something to maintain the high, that it destroys your life,” said Dr. Vicki Whitacre. “A lot of these people end up losing everything their marriages, their jobs, then they end up in jail."

Local inmate, Jeremy Morgan, was born and raised in the city of Zanesville and took his first drug as a...

November 28, 2013 - 3:38pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

It's day three of the investigative look at opiate drug abuse in the state, county and city. The series Prescription for Addiction continues and the focus shifts to law enforcement agencies and the efforts to stop this epidemic.

"There are three things crimes revolve around, drugs, sex and money," said Captain Tony Coury of the Zanesville Police Department

Captain Coury and Sheriff Matt Lutz, estimate drug offenses are about 80 to 90 percent of all crimes committed in...

November 27, 2013 - 4:58pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

Everyone has taken prescription drugs at some time in their life. But sometimes the cure can turn into a problem.

"Prescription pills are heavily addictive," said Muskingum Behavioral Health CEO, Steve Carrel.

"The ability to get it is easier now than it ever has been," said Zanesville Police Department Captain Tony Coury.

"It is a huge problem and it is just exponentially getting worse year to year in our community," added Heather Rice, the...

November 26, 2013 - 6:41pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

Morphine. . . Codeine. . . Hydrocodone. . . the list goes on. All have the same main ingredient.opium. The potent ingredient, typically used to relieve various forms of pain is derived from the opium poppy plant, can be traced back to ancient times and is used frequently in modern medicine.

"We have natural pain controllers in our body to some degree, so there are receptors there, so when those drugs hit those receptors, as fast and as hard as they do, that's when you've got that...

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