Jennifer Aniston’s New Film “Cake” Offers A Sobering Glimpse Into Prescription Drug Abuse Mentally –


Cake spells out that in reality ANYONE can develop a drug addiction, which is a painfully horrible way to live, often deadly and that it most often goes untreated. When we think of a drug addict, we tend not to think about young mothers, upstanding citizens or those with means.
Cake’s main character, Claire (Jennifer Aniston), is all of these. This is accurate because addiction cuts across ALL demographics. That is because, like for Claire, addiction often begins due to the appropriate use of prescription medication for pain or as an attempt to escape depression or anxiety. Also reflected in this movie is the prevalence of prescription drug abuse. Sadly more people die from prescription opioids (painkillers) than from heroin and cocaine combined.


Kyle Simon, the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD) is available for interviews

Kyle Simon is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence. In his role,Mr. Simon manages policy and advocacy initiatives, provides policy analysis and drafting, directs rapid response efforts, and oversees a coalition of allied organizations focused on advancing common goals. Mr. Simon’s background includes several years of health care policy, advocacy, and political experience. He has worked with policy makers on Medicare, Medicaid, and regulatory issues, served members of Congress, managed a statewide political organization representing the President of the United States, and held leadership roles in multiple political campaigns.