LONG-TERM PAIN MEDICATIONS DON'T KILL PAIN, THEY MASK IT.

Prolonged use can leave lasting damage, including addiction.

It's estimated that 5.6 million adults in England take prescribed opioid medications. (Source: Public Health England, 2019)

In the last six months, almost 3 million painkillers have been prescribed in the North East and Cumbria alone. (Source: openprescribing.net)

I'd see three clown heads floating above me.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT PAINKILLER ADDICTION

Read real stories from people whose lives have been affected.

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painkillers don't exist