Prescription painkiller abuse is a growing problem in the United States. In 2010, 12 million Americans reported misuse of prescription drugs.
Former NFL Quarterback Ray Lucas speaks about his experience facing a pain pill addiction with Good Day Utah on Thursday. Also joining the conversation is Dr. Carlos Tirado, an addiction psychiatrist.
Lucas says that he was up to nearly 800 pills a month before he finally had successful back surgery. He entered rehab after the surgery and says he has been sober ever since. Watch the video to see the complete interview.