When your back aches after sitting in front of your desk all day, taking a painkiller can help relieve your discomfort. Once the pain subsides, there is no need for you to take another pill—and that’s the way it should be. Unfortunately, that scenario isn’t always the case.
According to experts, roughly 5.1 million Americans have abused prescription painkillers, and it isn’t very difficult to understand why it happens. Many medical doctors around the country are quick to prescribe painkillers to patients who complain of aches and pains. In fact, studies show that doctors prescribed enough painkillers to medicate every American adult every four hours for an entire month!