In 2005, watching the strange, sad consequences of opiate addiction play out, I discovered that my 26 yo son was addicted to oxycontin.
NPR’s Kelly McEvers went to El Salvador to find out how violent street gangs are terrorizing a whole country for the podcast “Embedded.”
The rise in opioid consumption has also been associated with a sharp increase in emergency room visits for nonmedical OPR use and in neonatal abstinence syndrome. The correlation between opioid sales, OPR-related overdose deaths, and treatment seeking for opioid addiction is striking.”. Moreover, from 1997 to 2011, there was a 900% increase in individuals seeking treatment for addiction to OPRs.
According to Brendan Schaub he battled an addiction to Oxycontin after his bout against Mirko Cro Cop.