In 2015, the amount of opioids prescribed in the U.S. was enough for every American to be medicated around the clock for three weeks. It's time to open your eyes.
Drug overdose is the No. 1 cause of preventable death in the United States, and in 2015, opioids were linked to nearly two-thirds of overdoses.
Research indicates people who take opioid painkillers can quickly develop a dependence on this class of drug. Yet, 70% of doctors prescribe highly addictive opioids for longer than the CDC recommends, accoring to tha National Safey Council survey.
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