The first time Lauren, a suburban teenager in Connecticut, took a prescription pain killer, she says she was sick with strep throat during her freshman year in college and grabbed a Percocet from her parents' medicine cabinet. She never dreamed where that one pill would take her.
A few weeks later, she took an OxyContin pill to help her sleep. The next day she took another. "Once I started, I never stopped," she said.
In less that two years, Lauren, who asked that her last name not be used...Full Story