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Why do people get addicted to painkillers?

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Asked: 2018-07-18 03:45:13
I was in a car accident a few months back and was prescribed painkillers because I broke my arm and leg. I think I’m addicted to the medication but it was prescribed by a doctor so I’m not sure how I could become addicted?


Answered: 2018-07-18 16:02:06

I have been in your position. Be careful. Painkiller are just as addictive as drugs like Heroin and Meth. I would get into a detox or treatment center before things get worse. Good luck to you!


Answered: 2018-07-19 00:46:37

Just because something is given to you by a doctor doesn’t mean you won’t become addicted. I know many people who have turned to Heroin because the doctor stopped prescribing them pain medications and the pills were too expensive on the streets. Be careful and talk to your doctor and let your family know so you have some support through your recovery process.

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