Painkillers are powerful pain-relieving drugs that are prescribed to help ease pain after an operation or an injury.
Pain-relievers are very useful when you take them according to your prescription. However, some types of painkillers also produce feelings of relaxation and euphoria in high doses, and because of their euphoric effects, people often abuse them and use them for pleasure, which can lead to developing a painkiller addiction.
Prescription painkiller abuse is a growing problem in the United States. Research by SAMSHA found that over 18 million people misused medicines in 2017. That year, doctors wrote over 190 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers across the United States.
Opioids are the active ingredient in most addictive painkillers and are highly addictive substances that cause a chemical change in your brain. While it is possible to become addicted when taking the medicines exactly as your prescription requires, misusing painkillers dramatically increases the chance of addiction.
Constant use of painkillers may lead to kidney failures and seizures, and it also increases the chance of an overdose, which may result in a coma or even death. The path to recovery from a painkiller addiction may seem long and difficult, but while it is never easy, with the proper support, it is always possible.
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