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Dana Petty, his wife, and Adria, his daughter, released the autopsy report from the coroner’s office that said the Petty suffered an overdose that was caused by a variety of medications.
After months of speculation, a medical examiner has ruled that Tom Pettydied of an accidental overdose, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner. The Hall of Fame musician had taken several pain medications, including Fentanyl, oxycodone and generic Xanax. Other medications included generic Restoril (a sleep aid) and generic Celexa (which treats depression).
In 2014, the CDC reported that the United States recorded the highest number of opioid overdose deaths in the nation’s history. This followed a steady increase during the previous decade and the numbers continue to rise, today.1
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) calculates that there were 52,404 lethal drug overdoses in 2015 – with 20,101 related to prescription pain relievers and 12,990 related to heroin
I've lost a few. Some more dear than you can imagine.
originally posted by: Plotus
A plethora of drugs, what could possibly go wrong. Self medicating very likely as well. I have lost three people to opiates, pills. Everyone adjusted their own dosages, never fails. Junkies usually don't last long.
Sorry, no candy coating. I hate what opiates have done to my friends and many others.