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AG's website shows impact of prescription abuse

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentuckians are sharing the heartaches of prescription drug abuse on a webpage aimed at combating widespread addiction to pills found in medicine cabinets.

In an online video, Ashland resident Mike Donta recounts his 24-year-old son's death due to prescription abuse.

Donta says his son Michael left behind a young son and a daughter he never got to see.

In another video, former Miss Kentucky Teen USA Jefra Bland says her father, a successful businessman, nearly lost everything due to his addiction to prescription drugs that began after back surgery.

The testimonials can be accessed by clicking on Attorney General Jack Conway's prescription drug abuse prevention webpage at www.ag.ky.gov/rxabuse.

Conway says public awareness is crucial in the prescription abuse fight. In Kentucky, more people die from drug overdoses than car wrecks


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