What you Need to Know about Pain Killers
Opioid drugs are usually prescribed after surgery or to help patients with severe pain or pain that lasts a long time. When opioids are taken as prescribed by a medical professional, they are relatively safe and can reduce pain effectively. Oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and meperidine are the most frequently abused.
Often referred to as oxy, percs, happy pills, hillbilly heroin, OC, or vikes.
Long-term Pain Killer Abuse Side Effects
Hypoxia – condition where too little oxygen reaches the brain
Depressed or slowed breathing
A Dose of Reality
Deaths from opioid pain relievers exceed those from all illegal drugs.