Dill is a recovering addict, and the CEO of the Louisiana Adult, Teen Challenge, a program that helps addicts through their recovery.
“Pain pills got to be a big problem for me,” Dill said.
Knowing first-hand how opioids can affect someone, he has been a longtime advocate for change. Especially, when it comes to prescribing painkillers.
“Someone who’d never had an addiction before — we’re seeing this now — never had an addiction before might be in their 20’s or 30’s, housewives, you know never had any problem at all will have some sort of surgery and the doctors will put them on this pain medicine and they end up getting addicted to this pain medicine,” Dill said.
However, new findings are challenging the practice of prescribing narcotic painkillers to patients.
Over the course of a year, the Journal of the American Medicine Association studied 411 injured adults. Results showed those who took over the counter painkillers like Ibuprofen, essentially felt the same relief as the patients who took an opioid. Both groups also took acetaminophen, the main ingredient in Tylenol.
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