Truth About Painkillers
By Joel Thorsen
What are Painkillers?
History of Painkillers
Opium was delivered by pirates and was used for medical and recreational reasons. The most active ingredient in opium was morphine named after the greek god of dreams it’s a very strong painkiller but becomes dangerous for how addictive it is.
16th century the drug opium became as an alcoholic solution that was used as a painkiller. It was such a popular drug that in the American Civil War what they took Opium they became addicted to the drug.
Short Term and Long Term effects
Long Term effects: Increased risk of heart attack, death, coma, addiction,
- Since 2007 the most popular drugs were marijuana and prescription painkillers
1 out of 10 high school seniors in the US admit that they abused prescription painkillers
785 deaths in the state Florida was caused by Methadone a prescription drug that used to be used.
Doctors say painkillers addiction is one of the hardest addictions to treat.