CBS News: Phoenix House Client Describes Dangers of Pill Addiction

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

On February 8, CBS News tackled the problem of prescription painkiller addiction–an epidemic that the Food and Drug Administration has called a “major public health challenge.” CBS interviewed Kimberly, a Phoenix House client who developed a prescription drug addiction after being prescribed prescription narcotics following a car accident. At one point, Kimberly was taking 15 pills a day: “I knew that I needed to stop. I knew I did, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it.” Kimberly found answers at Phoenix House and has been drug-free for eight months.

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