Birmingham doctors threatened by patients

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1367375330&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4038810&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1367375330 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Doctors in Birmingham say they’re seeing more cases of prescription drug abuse than they are of “street drugs.”

Those prescriptions have to come from doctors… So what happens when doctors get in the way of someone who will do anything to get those drugs?

CBS 42′s Kaitlin McCulley sat down with some local doctors who have had some pretty close calls with desperate patients.

Resources for addiction can be found on the following websites:

http://www.thefoundryonline.org

http://www.bradfordhealth.com

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