Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Addiction to prescription drugs on increase in Connecticut, officials say

The Bulletin (Norwich), October 17, 2015

"Recovery from drug abuse is a long and hard road that requires acceptance of your past, recovering prescription drug addict Anthony Recck, of Willimantic, said.

Recck, 51, became addicted to prescription drugs in his 20s, after a series of knee surgeries. Once his prescription for Oxycontin ran out, he moved on to cocaine and later heroin.

'Once I had the taste it was a downward spiral,' Recck said.

After a divorce, losing his mother on Christmas Day and not being able to see his children, Recck’s addiction became a constant in his life." Read more

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