Painkiller addiction starts when a doctor prescribes you a medication. When a doctor gives you painkillers you don’t intend on getting addicted. The reason that people take painkillers is for helping with pain after surgery, deal with pain related to diseases like cancer. Even though you are taking the painkillers for a good reason you could run the risk of getting addicted. Not all of the painkillers are addictive. When you use a narcotic painkiller it numbs the pain you were feeling soon after you take the pill. These painkillers work well and with little effort you just take a pill when you have pain so some people reach for a pill to often. The doctors prescribe the painkillers because it is much easier than referring to a pain clinic. Lots of times while people are on pain medication they feel distant from their emotional pain. Emotions are part of everyday life but we usually deal with these emotions on your on but the painkillers make you forget.
Opiates make you feel like everything is wonderful and you are on top of the world. So then the addicted behavior can start because you want to take a painkiller so that you can feel good again. You get tolerant very quickly because the people taking it need more and more to ease the pain. Tolerance is one key sign that addiction is starting. The people feel like their pain is getting worst and they need more painkillers. When people get addicted to painkillers they will experience withdrawal symptoms when the drug wears off. Get help when you realize that you are addicted to painkillers.