Northland faces an epidemic in opiate drug addiction

December 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune

For the past 20 years, 39-year-old Esko native Clay Pirkola has had a drug problem. For the past 10 years, those drugs have been prescription narcotic painkillers like Oxycontin, Vicodin and methadone.
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