The abuse of prescription painkillers like morphine, hydrocodone, vicodin and oxycodone, as well as less inexpensive substitutes like heroin, is a serious health issue worldwide. Opiate addiction has taken enormous tolls on healthcare, mental illness, quality of life, unemployment and crime.
Opiate overdoses are affecting individuals of every socioeconomic background regardless of ethnicity, culture, class, gender and age. With opiate addiction rates reaching epidemic proportions, government agencies have taken an active role in funding addiction treatment programs.
As people use opioids repeatedly, their tolerance increases and can cause them to turn to the black market for these drugs and even switch to cheaper substitutes like heroin.
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It is estimated that between 26.4 million and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide.
of people who misused prescription painkillers got them from a friend or relative for free.
of people received them from a doctor.