It’s not even 6 a.m. when Amy and Christie begin a 45 minute drive south.
The two friends are headed to a clinic in Hernando County where they’ll get a dose of methadone. They take this trip seven days a week, they said, to keep from relapsing into the pill addiction that nearly destroyed their lives.
But it’s not an easy commute from their homes in Citrus County, about 90 minutes north of Tampa. Health News Florida is not using Amy or Christie’s last names to protect their identities.
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