Prescription pills are a killer in Kentucky


Prescription drug abuse is fast becoming one of America's deadliest problems. The BBC's Paul Adams went to the US state of Kentucky to speak to people who have first hand knowledge of the damage pills can do.

Shepherd's Shelter, located on the tranquil outskirts of in Mount Sterling, east of Lexington, Offers residents a recovery and relapse prevention programme.

Adam, completed the programme and is now volunteering at Shepherd's Shelter in an attempt to stay on the straight and narrow.

He describes how medicines designed as slow release pain-killers, like oxycodone, become popular.

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