Take a Chill Pill: Pain Pill Addiction

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In the United States, there is a serious epidemic that has engulfing the rich and the poor, as well as the young and the elderly. Prescription drug abuse is the second most common addiction in the United States, and is rapidly growing. In order to combat the abuse of pain medications, doctors, pharmacies, local, and state agencies should set up criteria to prevent prescription pills from being abused. Furthermore, with the introduction of technology, detecting and preventing pain pill addiction should be the up most priority in the medical field.
On January 22, 2008 a rumor first started appearing on gossip websites like Us Weekly and various other sights about Heath Ledger's supposed death. It seemed like false information. Heath Ledger was a well known actor for his coolness. School can be very tough for some students, but when you want something, you will push and strive through the tough hard times. I can say I that I wasn't a straight A student, nor one that loved the idea of homework or learning. The truth I despised school and all the stuff that came with it. I'm going to tell you my educational roller coaster.
I started my first year as a freshman at Monache High School. I felt like I was going somewhere in life. I had a lot of friends in all of my classes. I loved the idea of being in high school with all my friends, hanging out together, doing homework together, It sounded good at the time.
All the homework from all the classes piled up. Oh my god! I hate homework. I started off real bad. The first couple of weeks I was slacking so much that I never did my homework, slept in class too, and I knew what I wasn't doing good. I really didn't care I thought to myself it's only the first year of high school I still have ...

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