Waiting Game: Long Waits For detox A Life-Or-Death Gamble For Many Opiate Addicts
What happens when you’re ready to kick addiction to prescription painkillers, but no help is available?
It’s a typical situation for many uninsured addicts as the demand increases in East Tennessee for expensive detox and treatment services. Health officials say long waiting lists put addicts at increased risk for overdose, death or jail. Contributor Leslie Snow bring you one woman’s story of overcoming the financial barriers to recovery.
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