/ Modified jun 14, 2017 8:56 a.m.

When Addiction Starts With a Prescription

Part 1: Q&A with a young woman in Tucson being treated for addiction.

Jordan Dainey Jordan Dainey says she started on the road to addiction with a prescription she received for back pain as a teenager. (PHOTO: AZPM Staff)

In Arizona last year, an average of two people died each day from opioid overdoses. How does addiction begin? Lorraine Rivera spoke with 23-year-old Jordan Dainey, who is undergoing addiction treatment in Tucson. Jordan starts by telling how she got hooked.

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"Heroin's huge in Tucson. You can literally, honestly, probably go anywhere and ask, like, one in every three people. You can find somebody that looks, maybe, homeless, or looks stereotypical like a heroin addict or a drug dealer and ask them, and they will more than likely be able to tell you where to get heroin."

Hear more from Dainey in Thursday's feature report.

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