KMIR-TV, virtual channel 36, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Palm Springs, California, discusses how life expectancy in the U.S. has dropped for a second-straight year. This drop-in life expectancy is due to the increase in opioid abuse. Opioids are a class of pain-relieving drugs that include prescription painkillers like OxyContin, codeine and morphine as well as street drugs such as heroin. Majorly used to treat severe pain associated with surgery and diseases such as cancer, opioids affect the areas of the brain that sense pain and are highly addictive. They can create a sense of euphoria in individuals using these due to which they become dependent on the drugs. Beau Mittleman, Marketing Communication Coordinator at Sovereign Health, shares his journey to his road to recovery.
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