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When Painkiller Use Turns into Addiction

Addiction to prescription painkillers has become an epidemic in the United States. Today, many are prescribed painkillers after elective surgery, oral surgery, or to ease chronic pain. Various drugs in the opioid class block pain receptors in the brain. This can cause pain relief, emotional numbing, and make them highly addictive. When a person regularly…

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Risks of Prescription Painkillers

Prescription drug abuse is one of the leading addiction issues in our country today. Many begin taking prescription painkillers after a routine surgery or minor injury. These drugs block pain receptors in the brain, altering brain chemistry. Because of this, these drugs can be habit-forming. Prescription drug abuse takes physical, emotional, and psychological tolls on…