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Texarkana Gazette 

Mother, daughter share both sides of addiction, recovery


January 21, 2018

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — When she got hooked on hydrocodone, pain pills were cheap and easy to get from a doctor. With good insurance, you could get about 90 pills for under $5.

Later, when she resorted to buying hydrocodone on the street, it cost her at least $10 a pill.

But 46-year-old Jamie was willing to pay the price.

"It's like nothing can quench your thirst," she said. "That buildup you want it so bad. It's chasing something that will make you not feel bad. When you get it, it's an immediate feeling of satisfaction. But the feeling of not having it? It's horrible. It's that flu feeli...

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