Prescription painkillers (opiates) are some of the most frequently prescribed drugs in America, making them some of the most available to abuse. High levels of addiction can be credited to the combination of their euphoric effect and how quickly dependence can happen. An estimated 4.7 million people are addicted to prescription painkillers in the U.S.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, since 1999 there has been a 300% increase in the number of people dependent on prescription painkillers. Learn More