Opioids are common pain medicines that can be addictive and even deadly if misused. On average, 115 Americans die every day from opioid overdose. If you’re prescribed opioids, store them in their original packaging in a location where others can’t get to them. And always take note of when and how much medicine you or your family take, and how much is left. Watch this familydoctor.org public service announcement to learn more.
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