We need to talk about painkiller addiction
It’s estimated that 7.1 million adults in England take prescribed opioids or gabapentinoid pain medication1.
Medications such as codeine, morphine and tramadol are often prescribed as a ‘quick fix’ after an injury or operation. However, these can lead to addiction and even death if they are misused or taken for a prolonged period of time.
1 Source: Public Health England, 2019
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