Prescription painkillers are a growing problem in this country as the opioid epidemic only continues to become worse. The increasing number of prescriptions being written is adding to this figure and so is the occurrence of abuse and addiction to these drugs.
Prescription drugs are being prescribed now more than ever before and unfortunately, more people are also becoming addicted to them. Painkillers are by far the most addictive as they are used to help alleviate pain, but the body builds a tolerance over time and as a result, abuse of them occurs.
Making the Top 15 List of Addicted Cities is not exactly something the Enid Chamber of Commerce wants to promote to visitors. But perhaps it’s better that the citizens of Enid know the situation in their own town.
Opiate abuse has become an epidemic as more people are treating pain with prescription drugs and becoming dependent on them. The most prescribed drugs are oxycodone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone, which are all highly addictive and can have deadly consequences.
If you look closely, there are plenty of signs that senior citizens may simply be loaded up with pills rather than receiving the right care to heal their injuries or ailments. In some cases, this has put so many pills in the hands of the elderly that they take to selling them just to make ends meet.…
In early October 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration released an order to pharmaceutical manufacturers to reduce the number of controlled prescription drugs that could be made in 2017. While this action is designed to reduce the number of pills on the market and being abused, there’s no guarantee that those in pain may suffer in the transition.