Shad Enters Drug Assessment Program; the City Councilman Has a "Dependency" on Pain Killers
Palka, Mary Kelli, The Florida Times Union
Byline: MARY KELLI PALKA
Jacksonville City Councilman Art Shad announced Friday he is entering an assessment program over the weekend to deal with a "dependency" on pain killers.
Shad has needed increasing dosages of Vicodin and Ultram to manage the pain stemming from lower back surgery two years ago, according to public relations executive Michael Munz, who was retained by Shad on Friday.
Munz said Shad didn't feel comfortable taking the amount of medication that he needed to have "a sense of mobility" and deal with the pain. Shad decided to seek help about two days ago after consulting with his family, friends and doctors, Munz said.
Shad chose …
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Publication information: Article title: Shad Enters Drug Assessment Program; the City Councilman Has a "Dependency" on Pain Killers. Contributors: Palka, Mary Kelli - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: December 16, 2006. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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