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For more on this horrifying subject, see 5 Terrifying Things I Learned as a Drug-Addicted Nurse, 4 Insane Details of Cough Syrup Addiction (An Inside Look) and How Greedy Doctors Just Caused Me 5 Days Of Withdrawal

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