The White House has declared the opioid crisis a national emergency, and states are offering help to those affected by addiction. So, which pills put you at the greatest risk of becoming addicted? These are the most addictive pain pills, including the most dangerous and common one (on page 10).
- Side effects: impairment of mental and physical performance, anxiety, and psychic dependence
First developed in Germany in 1923, Lorcet is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen meant to treat moderate to severe pain. Producing “sensations of sedation,” this pain pill can be addicting. In 2014, Lorcet was reclassified to a Schedule II drug in order to make it harder to obtain.
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