Mary Bono Mack Talks About Teen Prescription Addiction

Check out this video from CBS news addressing the growing problem of teen addiction to prescription drugs. In the video, anchor woman Maggie Rodriguez talk to California Representative Mary Bono Mack, who was elected in 1998 after her husband Sunny Bono was killed in a skiing accident.

Mary Bono Mack talks about how 5 years after Sunny Bono’s death, their son developed an addiction to prescription drugs. Because of the internet and growing number of “pill farms” throughout the United States, prescription drug addiction has become one of the nation’s fastest growing epidemics.

Mary Bono Mack and her son have decided to go public with their battle with prescription drug addiction in order to raise awareness on the issue. During the interview, Mary Bono Mack states that she believes a genetic predisposition to addiction was more to blame for her son’s struggle with prescription addiction then Sunny Bono’s death.

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