Sourcee: Wallace, David. Pill Nation: Are American Over-Medicated? Infographics Journal, 2014.
Doctors prescribe opioids to give relief to those in acute pain. Regular use of the prescription drug can lead to addiction and dependence. Examples of prescribed opioids include: Codeine: Used for mild to moderately severe pain. Fentynal: Used for severe ongoing pain. Fentynal is highly addictive and it is a synthetic alternative to morphine. Hydrocodone: […]