Worried about addiction to prescription drugs like Percocet, Demerol and Vicodin? We’re here to help
“Not why the addiction but why the pain.”
― Gabor Maté
Many people take prescription medicines to relieve pain or ease the symptoms of a specific illness. These are drugs your doctor has given you because they have been proven safe and effective for the symptoms you’re experiencing.
However, if you take these drugs in a way that is different from what your doctor prescribed, you may be setting yourself up for a dangerous addiction that can threaten your health, work and relationships.
Prescription drugs such as Demerol, Percocet and Vicodin are among the opioid drugs you’ve heard so much about.
They are highly addictive, and those who become hooked face serious risks for overdose and even death.
Some people become addicted to these drugs even though they are carefully following their doctor’s orders. Others get hooked when they experiment with drugs prescribed for someone else.
Regardless of how the story begins, it often ends with a dangerous dependence on prescription drugs that can destroy lives and tear families apart.