Welcome to 2013! As I write this on New Year’s Day, I want to thank Dr. Frank Scarpati, CEO and President of Community Bridges, Inc. for his timely feature on prescription pain medication addiction, and the devastation it is causing families and community’s nationwide. No one sets out to become addicted when seeking relief from chronic or other types of pain. Addiction to pain medication is reaching epidemic proportions. I encourage everyone holding this newspaper to read our feature and please take action with a professional if needed.