Masking the Real Problem

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Time and time again we hear stories about overdoses happening all over the world due to the overprescribing and abuse of prescription drugs. Though these prescription drugs are usually given to help the body during a time of pain, after some time they can begin to take a toll on the individual and his/her body.

These prescription drugs fall into the category of narcotics—painkillers and relievers—commonly known as opioids. With just the pop of a pill, a person consuming the drug may begin to feel instantly better, which raises the question, “does this eventually become mind over matter?”

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