Arguments Against Opioid Abuse

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Opioid Abuse Prescription drugs are often prescribed by different types of medical practitioners such as doctors, dentists, physicians and etc. These drugs help with pain, anxiety, psychological disorders, diabetes and many more. Some of these painkiller drugs can become addicting, so people tend to use these drugs more than needed, such as Opioids as Morphine, Oxycodone, Fentanyl, Tramadol. These drugs are commonly prescribed when a patient is under tremendous pain. Once people begin continuously using this drug, they abuse the purpose of it and become addicted. Opioid abuse is a growing epidemic with a number of serious consequences. Opioids has killed many people over the years. This drug abuse has major issues and has not been given much attention but here's a reason why it should be more of people's concern. …show more content…
2). This information shows that not only it is being prescribed but it is being used for unnecessary reasons: to please people’s wants and making no use out of the purpose of the drug. This drug had been in full effect since 1991 but, the death rate has increased once the 20th century came around. By 2002, opioids were the cause of death more commonly than heroin or cocaine, and it has escalated to 16,651 deaths in the United States in 2010 (par. 7-8). This drug is typically used to relieve pain from the body but, from the information in the article it has lead to people's death. Opioids are very similar to heroin so, people often substitute