Addiction

Infographic: Painkiller Addiction in the US is an Epidemic

The rate of pain medication prescription in the United States is at an all-time high right now, and unfortunately the sheer volume of addictive painkillers available means many people – intentionally or otherwise – are becoming dependent on these drugs. Prescription drugs such as Demerol, Dilaudid, Vicodin and OxyContin (and many others) can be extremely addictive, particularly due to their being opioids and being derived from the same plant as heroin.

Here is the infographic showing Painkiller addiction in US and its related facts:

 

Source: Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches

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