One in two people will be prescribed opioids at some point during their lifetime. In 2015, over 130 million prescriptions were written for these drugs – enough to give every American a bottle of addictive pills.
According to the CDC, over 70,000 people die every year from overdosing on opioid prescription medications such as tramadol. These legally controlled substances are killing more Americans than illegal drugs, which is often seen as the culprit behind addiction deaths. Addiction to drugs is not just about illicit narcotics but rather any form of pill popping habit that can lead you down the path towards overdosing if it becomes too much for your body to handle or manage properly. You could become addicted, possibly without even realizing, until it’s far too late.
We’ve come up with some resources below to help you identify a possible addiction and seek recovery.