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It’s estimated that 7.1 million adults in England take prescribed opioids or gabapentinoid pain medication.

Medications such as codeine, morphine and tramadol are often prescribed as a ‘quick fix’ after an injury or operation. However, these can lead to addiction and even death if they are misused or taken for a prolonged period of time.

For more information look under: Prescriptions > "Painkillers Don't Exist."

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