Are Opioids Always Bad?

Are Opioids Always Bad?

Every day, 40 people die in the U.S. as a result of prescription drug overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Media outlets, schools, and the medical community are starting to get the word out – to the degree that more and more people are shying away from opioids completely.

That could be its own problem.

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Doctors prescribing painkillers often leads to heroin

Doctors prescribing painkillers often leads to heroin

Heroin use has been increasing at an alarming rate. The number of people who have died as a result of heroin use has nearly quadrupled in the last decade.  What is the reason for the significant increase in heroin deaths? Firstly, the drug is getting cheaper. Secondly, more and more people are becoming addicted to prescription painkillers after having surgery or simply taking them for recreational use. Many people often end up using heroin once their doctor will no longer provide them with a prescription. 

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