opiates http://aspenpublicradio.org en Addicted to Scripts http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/addicted-scripts <p>When you hear the phrase drug addict what might come to mind is a disheveled man or woman in a back alley at night sharing dirty hypodermic needles. &nbsp;The truth is you might be hard-pressed to spot one in a crowd. &nbsp;More and more, addicts look like everybody else in part because they are addicted to medications prescribed to them. &nbsp;APR's Roger Adams reports.</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 23:20:02 +0000 Roger Adams 18441 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Addicted to Scripts Dope Valley http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/dope-valley <p>The other day I sat down for an interview with two young men. It was a sunny day and we were talking on a bench in downtown Basalt.&nbsp;&nbsp; They are in their early twenties; both are clean-cut, good-looking guys and very articulate and educated.&nbsp; They were telling me about heroin.</p><p>Medical providers and emergency officials are seeing an increase in the number of heroin overdoses and heroin addicts in the Roaring Fork Valley. &nbsp;APR's Roger Adams reports.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:54:13 +0000 Roger Adams 16143 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Dope Valley