Watch “Prescription Addiction: Made in the USA” an “Anderson Cooper 360” town hall hosted by Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, 9 p.m. ET Wednesday, May 11.
An estimated two million Americans are dependent on prescription opioids, and the number of deaths linked to the drugs has skyrocketed in recent years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Are you in recovery after battling addiction? Tell us what made you quit.
What helped you, and what advice do you have for others? What have been your greatest challenges? How has addiction and recovery affected your life?
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If you’re addicted to prescription drugs, help is available. You can call the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration 24/7 hotline at 1-800-662-HELP(4357) or visit their website.