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Prescription Pill Cocktail
(CNN) – The number of prescription drug overdose deaths is now the number one cause of overdose death in the U.S. and it’s they're the second most abused drug behind marijuana. The biggest group of abusers, people ages twelve to twenty five and they’re mixing multiple drugs creating their own custom high.
In our next installment of our special series, "Addicted," we spoke with two current prescription drug abusers and one former user and get an up close and personal look at how easy it is to start a habit and how hard it is to break.
Sound off: How far reaching is the prescription drug phenomena? Add your comments to the LIVE blog below and we'll read some of them on the show.