Your back suddenly locks up… You have a wisdom tooth pulled… You have a bout with shingles… You have a kidney stone…
Your doctor is likely to prescribe an opioid painkiller when you’re hit with severe pain caused by one these common medical conditions—or dozens of others.
By now, just about everybody knows these drugs, which include Vicodin and OxyContin, are at the root of America’s deadly addiction epidemic.
But you figure there’s no harm in using one of these drugs for a few days. After all, you can’t develop an addiction in such a short span of time, can you?
Actually, you can.
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A new study shows you can get hooked within 24 hours of taking your first pill.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at prescription data for 1.3 million people who were prescribed painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin for the first time between 2006 and 2015.1
The findings were horrifying:
- When patients were given just a one-day supply of opioids for temporary pain, 6% could not stop taking them. They were still on the drugs a year later.
- When patients were prescribed a one-month supply, 25% were hooked on the drugs three years later.2
The U.S. now consumes 80% of the global production of opioids. More than 2 million Americans are addicted to prescription opioids.3 And overdose deaths are rampant.
In 2014, prescribed opioids accounted for more than half of all overdose deaths. This number exceeded heroin and cocaine overdoses combined. (In fact, four out of five heroin addicts were first hooked on prescription opioids.)
Big Pharma’s Deadly Profit Grab
Amid the unprecedented death toll, Big Pharma is racking up huge profits. The manufacturers of prescription opioids made over $19 billion selling them in 2015, the most recent year full data is available.5
Don’t let the pharmaceutical industry put your life in danger. If your doctor suggests an opioid painkiller, ask for a non-addicting alternative. Acupuncture, massage, chiropractic treatment, heat, and cold can all be extremely effective at relieving even severe pain.
And for many people, natural supplements work well:
5-Hydroxytryptophan: 5-HTP is a natural amino acid effective against migraines. One study found that not only did 5-HTP get rid of headache pain fast, it also stopped it from coming back.6
Ginger: It has potent anti-inflammatory properties. In one study, 63% of patients with arthritis knee pain got relief from ginger supplements.7
Krill Oil: It contains liposomes that help your cells absorb omega-3 fatty acids. These lower inflammation. Researchers found that 300 mg a day lowers inflammation by 20% in just a week. If you suffer from inflammatory pain, krill oil is your fastest path to natural healing.
Capsaicin: Derived from hot peppers, it helps relieve even the worst arthritis pain. Arthritic patients in one study had an 80% decrease in their pain after just two weeks of topical capsaicin use.
Willow Bark: This natural pain reliever dates back to Hippocrates. Studies show it works against headache, arthritis, and back pain. In a study of 210 people with chronic lower back pain, 39% were pain free after taking a daily 240 mg supplement for four weeks.8
Acetyl-L-carnitine: This amino acid has also been shown to relieve diabetic nerve pain.9
Opioid painkillers are among the riskiest prescription drugs, but they are far from the only ones that can cause you harm. We list others in our special report, The Top 10 Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs—And Their Natural Alternatives. It’s an important read for you and your family.
Get all the details HERE.