Over the past decade or so drug abuse has skyrocketed and so have overdoses. Believe it or not, opioids are involved in many overdose cases all across the United States and around the globe. When used properly, these drugs can provide patients with pain relief that they need to function and live a normal life, but abusing these types of drugs can often lead to fatal consequences. Opioids are highly addictive because of how opioids hijack receptors in the brain tied to pain, reward, and addictive behaviors (Psychology Today).
Getting treatment for opoid abuse is the first step to recovery. You can do it!