Most of us take painkillers at some point to help alleviate pain. For serious pain, doctors sometimes prescribe narcotic or opioid-based medications. However, the use of prescription painkillers has become a serious problem over the past several decades.
As the patient’s body becomes used to the drugs, it requires more and more to achieve the same effects. Furthermore, there are various short-term and long-term side effects that develop from the continued and ongoing use of various painkiller medications.
To learn more about how painkillers affect your body, read this infographic by Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers: