Pharmaceutical related deaths, especially those involving opioids, are an epidemic in the United States. In 2014, prescription drugs killed over 47,000 people with more than 28,000 of those dying from opioid overdose. In addition, it was estimated that in 2013 more than 19 million Americans abused or were dependent on one or more prescription drug.
The good news? There are safe alternatives to pain-killers. Chiropractic, massage and acupuncture have been proven to lessen pain in countless individuals all without the use of any type of drug. All three of these therapies certainly cost less than the typical opioid prescription, too! BUT, there is one danger- getting regular adjustments, massages and acupuncture can be addictive- so watch out- Ha!
For more information: https://www.hhs.gov/opioids/drug-and-pain-medication-facts/index.html