Am I Addicted to Painkillers?

Am I Addicted to Painkillers?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, young adults are the biggest abusers of prescription opioid pain relievers, stimulants, ADHD, and anti-anxiety drugs. More deaths occur from prescription drugs than any other substance, including cocaine and heroin combined in 2014. An estimated 1,700 young adults died from prescription drug overdoses.

How can you tell if you or a loved one are suffering from an addiction to painkillers? A line may have been crossed with the use of painkillers if:

If you are concerned that a loved one is struggling with painkiller addiction, there are signs you should look for, including:

Additionally, you should be on the lookout for signs of withdrawal which can be experienced when a person goes for an extended period of time without taking opioids. Signs of withdrawal include runny nose, yawning, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, severe insomnia, and “flu-like” symptoms.

The specialists at A New Start, Inc., are here to provide the treatment needed for you or a loved one struggling with painkiller addiction. Contact us today at 844.TALK.ANS to begin a road to recovery.

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