Man Prescribed Opiates after an Injury and Became Addicted

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Playing Man Prescribed Opiates after an Injury and Became Addicted

Ryan Hampton shares his story of getting prescribed opioids by a pain specialist, and instead of tapering him off drugs, he was only ever prescribed more and more. Psychiatrist Dr. Domenick Sportelli shares how opiates affect the brain, and why you need more just to feel normal. Dr. Sportelli also shares what can happen when you run out of pills. 

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