someone putting pills in their hand, struggling with painkiller addiction

Common Signs of a Painkiller Addiction

After going through surgery or recovering from an injury, you may be prescribed opioid painkillers. These may include Oxycontin, Vicodin, morphine, or codeine. These drugs are all derived from the opium poppy plant and can be strongly addictive. While not everyone who uses opioid painkillers will become addicted to them, there are an average of…