Opioid Addiction in America

Did you know that more Americans now use prescription opioids than those who smoke cigarettes? And that opioid use has been shown to kill more Americans than car crashes each year? This opioid addiction epidemic was no accident. Clearly medical doctors bear a significant responsibility for creating this situation.

It has been stated that heroin use has more than doubled in the 18 to 25-year-old age group between the years of 2002 and 2011. This rise in heroin addiction was a direct result of prescription opioid addiction among young patients.

I don’t know about you, but what I see going on in relation to the excessive over-prescribing of pain relieving medications is not only frustrating but truly angers me. The statistics and research specifically show how detrimental many of these pain relieving medications are to the individual, the family and society as a whole. We can help you, at Stucky Chiropractic Center, Your Health Is Our Mission.

Read this article and learn more natural ways to manage pain. Be well, Dr. Becker (Stucky Chiropractic Center, Eau Claire, WI.)

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