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Despite the physically demanding eight-hour shifts as a builder, Jim Morrison would always have the energy to play with his three children when he got home.

But now not yet 50, Jim barely has the energy to move, struggles to recall key facts in his life and feels almost permanently drowsy.

His deteriorating health isn’t due to a disease — but to the painkillers he was prescribed by his surgeon.

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