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Jeff Lewis' autopsy results published

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http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/16/3986240/former-panthers-player-died-of.html

Former Carolina Panthers quarterback Jeff Lewis, once thought to be the team’s quarterback of the future, died in January as a result of an accidental drug overdose, according to an autopsy report obtained by the Observer.
The autopsy found morphine and zolpidem, a sedative and sleep aid more commonly known as Ambien, in Lewis’ blood.
Medication containers and handwritten documents found in Lewis’ Phoenix home indicated a possible history of prescription medication abuse, including zolpidem and the painkiller hydrocodone, Maricopa County medical examiner Kevin Horn wrote in his report.
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Awful. The painkillers and depressant mix is a poor man's speedball. I've had a few friends die from it. They are the new heroin junkies. It is an epidemic and it has destroyed families.

The town I live in now has had a ridiculous amount of kids ages from 16-25 die from those terrible drugs.

The song in my sig reminds me about a friend of mine who died from an overdose from them.

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This is sad news but not all that surprising. Not a big pharmacy guy but I don't think anything good comes from mixing morphine with anything. Dud had some problems. Hope he is in a better place and hope his family will heal.

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I used to have problems with painkillers too, so I know how hard it can be when it comes to that stuff, RIP.

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[quote name='Gabeking' timestamp='1366160130' post='2196695']
I used to have problems with painkillers too, so I know how hard it can be when it comes to that stuff, RIP.
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I have such a fear of painkillers that I rarely will even take a couple of tylenol. One of my best friends is a pain killer addict. He is spiraling down fast.

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[quote name='Gabeking' timestamp='1366160130' post='2196695']
I used to have problems with painkillers too, so I know how hard it can be when it comes to that stuff, RIP.
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Good for you man, from what I've seen and heard those things are fuging awful.

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[b][color=#3399ff]Sad. Such a shame. Must be really hard for his family.....as with others who die this way.[/color][/b]

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Good for you man, from what I've seen and heard those things are fuging awful.
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Yeah those prescription painkillers like the hydrocodones and oxycodones are no joke and are hard to lay off of, I wouldn't be surprised if most players with a history of injuries to have the same sort of issues, it's sad

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[quote name='Gabeking' timestamp='1366164015' post='2196755']
Yeah those prescription painkillers like the hydrocodones and oxycodones are no joke and are hard to lay off of, I wouldn't be surprised if most players with a history of injuries to have the same sort of issues, it's sad
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Or Sean Payton.....JK.. I wouldn't be surprised man. NFL players get it for pain from their jobs and get hooked. Possibly how Jeff Lewis got addicted. It's crazy man.

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[quote name='Doyle' timestamp='1366160699' post='2196700']


I have such a fear of painkillers that I rarely will even take a couple of tylenol. One of my best friends is a pain killer addict. He is spiraling down fast.
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Yeah I was close to that point, and the temptation is tough whenever your around it... It sucks cuz you're never [i]"really"[/i] off that stuff if you know what I mean..

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i have a good story about ambien but it wouldn't be appropriate in this thread.


another day.

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