Dr Oz: Addiction In The U.S.
With one in three families in America facing addiction, Dr Oz knew it was time to open up the conversation. Especially given that 90% of the people who need help, don’t get it. Prescription painkillers are a driving force in the fight against addiction and drug abuse. Alarming data shows that doctors all across the country, wrote 259 million prescriptions for painkillers. That’s enough for every adult to have their own bottle of pain pills. Actress Mackenzie Phillips struggled with addiction most of her life, and knows first-hand just how dangerous pain pills can be, especially when you’re a recovering addict.