Methadone Alert: Methadone blamed for 30% of Painkiller Overdoses

Many people today have witnessed someone they love, or known somebody who has lost their lives trough the battle of drug addiction. When you hear or think about someone dying of a drug overdose, you wonder what drug took control of that person’s life. Prescription pain killers are the number one cause of overdose deaths in the country. Methadone although only accounting for 2% of painkiller prescriptions in the United States causes over 30% of pain killer related overdoses, this is more than heroin and cocaine combined. Clearly, by hearing this one fact, you can tell how highly addictive and dangerous the drug methadone is.

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