Opiates and Opioids Abuse: Danger in Your Medicine Cabinet

Danger of Opiates

Opiates and opioids abuse are quickly becoming one of the most deadly addictions in America. From street drugs like heroin to prescription drugs and painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin, every single one of these use opiates.  The danger of opiates and becoming addicted to them is very real.

The number of prescriptions for painkillers in the US has risen from 76 million to 207 million between 1991 to 2013. So one of the most addictive drugs in the nation is sitting in a majority of medicine cabinets in America. The danger is real, and it’s right under our noses.

opiates and opioids abusePrescription Painkillers

Painkillers are becoming notorious for causing addictions that slip under the radar. People think that if their doctor prescribes them a drug, it must be safe, so they don’t worry about abuse. In fact, prescription pills are extremely dangerous and people frequently develop addictions even with ordinary doses prescribed by the doctor.

There are many common prescription opiates and opioids that pose the risk of overdose and addiction:

  • Codeine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Morphine
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Fentanyl

The Rise of Heroin

Once considered primarily a street drug favored mostly by young adults, heroin is rising in popularity among all age groups. Droves of prescription painkiller addicts are running out of money and turning to the cheap alternative: heroin.

Both painkillers and heroin are primarily opioids, so drug abusers can switch between them fairly easily. Revise your stereotypes about heroin: anyone can develop an addiction.

Affording Philadelphia Rehabs Recovery With Insurance

Rehab is much more affordable than you may think, with the help of insurance. Ever since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, even minimum insurance policies must cover addiction treatment. Money should never get in the way between you and your health.

Philadelphia Rehabs is an ideal setting for completing a recovery program. The natural beauty and sunshine work to help relieve anxiety and let you concentrate on a comprehensive recovery. Don’t let opiates and opioids ruin your life and family. Find your recovery awaiting you in sunny Philadelphia Rehabs.