Prescription Painkiller Abuse in Small-Town Colorado

When a private pain clinic, High Country Medical, opened in downtown Craig, Colorado, it sparked an opioid addiction crisis that has yet to end.

Elizabeth Tucker leaves a church-sponsored addict support group with her husband, Adam, whom she met in parole court and did meth with, and her daughter Emma. Elizabeth Tucker was one of Joel Miller's former patients who eventually became addicted to meth. Now that she's in recovery, she organizes the local Narcotics Anonymous group, one of the few services available for recovering addicts in Craig.
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