San Diego County deaths linked to Oxy epidemic

The OxyContin abuse epidemic in San Diego County has already become apparent, but there has also been an increase in the number of fatalities due to the drug, reports. Local officials told the site there have been 57 Oxy-related deaths in the past year within a 10-mile radius of Rancho Santa Fe, and more than 40 arrests of young people abusing OxyContin. A local addiction counselor added that 15 of the 24 beds at his rehab center are being used by OxyContin victims.

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