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Young Addict - Trying to end her addiction

NarcoticsIslandMorning.jpgKerry Campbell spoke with a 21 year old PEI woman about her addiction to prescription narcotics. The young woman credits a new drug therapy called Suboxone with helping to get her away from prescription pills. We've agreed to protect her identity.

The Government has passed a law giving it more power to monitor doctors, and report suspected over-prescribing of narcotics to authorities. Health Minister Doug Currie says PEI will develop a new long-term treatment program to help young people and adults deal with their addictions.

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