“It was my first day at the Peachford rehab clinic for addiction to the prescription painkiller tramadol. I wound up spending 72 hours detoxing in a sparse room where everything but a Bible was bolted to the floor. The blinds were drawn tight against the sun — which, along with just about everything else, inexplicably offended me to the point of tears.”
Kim, prescription painkiller addict
A staggering 15 million Americans are dependent upon and/or abusing painkillers, especially Oxycontin, the #1 prescribed painkiller (often referred to as “Hillybilly Heroin”.)
This is MORE than the number of all people reported to be abusing cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants and heroin combined!
In 2009, prescription painkillers were responsible for more than 15,500 drug overdose deaths.
Source: CDC Vital Signs
Michael Jackson was so addicted to prescription pain medication that he was unable to sleep without something stronger – and his doctor finally gave in and administered propofol – a drug used as general anesthesia for people who are undergoing surgery for goodness sakes!
The unfortunate reality is that at some point, your body builds up a resistance to the painkillers and they stop working, forcing you to take more or get something stronger, creating a vicious and dangerous cycle of addiction.
Of course Mother Nature can help you break this cycle.
We’re in a Nationwide Prescription Painkiller Crisis
Every single day, prescription pain medication overdoses account for more than 100 deaths in the United States.
This has to stop!
The misuse and abuse of prescription painkillers was responsible for more than 475,000 emergency room visits in 2009, nearly double in just five years.
Things are so out of control Dr. Oz devoted an entire TV episode about a small town in Ohio where, since the late 1990’s, an epidemic of prescription drug abuse has become so rampant, Hepatitis C, drug related deaths, robberies, murder and drug-addicted babies have become the norm!