24 Sep A Painful Pill: Painkiller abuse symptoms and consequences
For something that is meant to reduce pain, painkillers cause a great deal of pain and suffering for thousands of teens. Painkiller abuse has become a huge issue in recent years and it’s only getting worse. It’s leading to young people using heroin and other illicit substances when they can’t get their hands on painkillers. It can even lead to death.
The main reason painkiller abuse is becoming so widespread is because painkillers are easily accessible. Teens going to the doctor for a sprain, sports injury, or painful wound of any kind, can get their hands on painkillers.
Drugs utilized in painkillers abuse include non sterioidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Aspirin or Ibuprofen, opiates such as methadone, oxycodone, morphine, and hydrocodone, or a combination thereof.