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January 25, 2018 – Kali McConnell, a drummer who has played alongside musicians such as Willie Nelson and Pete Seeger, said he lost everything to opioid addiction. He was prescribed the pills to treat chronic pain, but got hooked. In a detox program, he was introduced to heroin. “Why are you taking Percocets?” McConnell recalls another patient saying to him. “Heroin is much cheaper.” But even to get into a detox program, McConnell said, he had to test positive for drugs.
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