When chronic pain strikes, many people are willing to do anything to finally find relief, but chronic pain management may not be as easy as popping a few pills.
Around 21 to 29% of people prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse these medications and between 8 to 12% will become dependent on them.1 Unfortunately, because of the addictive nature of these drugs, prescription painkillers have been a leading cause of the opioid epidemic in the United States. If you or someone you care about has become dependent on these drugs, do not wait to get prescription drug addiction treatment before your addiction becomes worse. Around 80% of people who abuse heroin first misused prescription opioids.1
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