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Addiction is CLOSER THAN YOU THINK


Alternative Pain Treatment: Addiction is CLOSER THAN YOU THINK.

You could be one injury away from a choice that could change your life.

Prescription painkillers are highly addictive and dangerous. Four in five new heroin users started out misusing prescription painkillers.

ALTERNATIVE PAIN TREATMENT

While opioid medications are considered powerful painkillers, evidence shows taking a combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen can be more effective in treating pain, and there is evidence that other treatments can be effective with less harm.

Research has shown taking a 500mg tablet of acetaminophen and one 200mg tablet of ibuprofen taken together up to 4 times a day with food and water is most effective for treating acute pain.

Talk to your doctor about non-addictive pain relief.

 


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