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y Victor Parachin A woman tells of her ex-husband who became hooked on painkillers and muscle relaxants for years. “He could not hold a job, and we lost our house, our credit and our friends. We tried counseling and drug treatment centers, both in-patient and out-patient, but nothing worked.” The man continued his addiction, becoming creative in finding doctors from out of state, and even out of the country, who would ship him pills. Finally, for her own sanity and the safety of their two children, the woman left him. Here is her description of her husband’s life after she and the children departed: “He fell in and out of jobs and lived on the streets, with friends, or in homeless shelters. All this finally caught up with him, and he died of Hepatitis C. He had not seen his children