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The Prescribed Painkiller Problem in the U.S.

Posted by EHE Blogger

12/15/15 4:10 PM

People suffer from many issues, from psychological, to emotional, and of course physical, but dealing with these issues sometimes compound the problem rather than alleviating it; for instance, painkillers are commonly prescribed for those who are in pain, however, many prescribed painkillers (such as Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet, and their generic incarnations/derivatives) contain the inherent risk of dependence, whether it stems from a psychological dependence from being prescribed this medicine for a particular issue, an emotional dependence from the thought of having to deal with life without the effects of the drug, or a physical dependence from the drug’s active ingredient.
   
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Topics: Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, chronic diseases, psychology, painkillers, morphine, common drugs, health, prescription drugs, health guide, pain relievers, prescriptions, opium

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