In the last few years. The situation has totally reverted where our helpline is getting calls from people in trouble with a dependency on medication. The worst of it is that people that did not have the predisposition for addiction get addicted as these medications are very addictive. More than most of the common street drugs such as cocaine, speed, etc.
People get an accident or surgery. They prescribe painkillers and are not knowledgeable about the degree of dependence on these medications and are totally addicted to them.
The worst of it is they will need medical detox. Regular detox is not equipped to deal with such strong withdrawal symptoms.
We have found some really good medical detox that someone can be detoxed and free from these addictive medications.