A record number of people in New Jersey are taking prescription pills. They get addicted because the pills are easy to get – whether from emergency rooms, dentists' offices, or even a parent's medicine cabinet. People think the drugs are safe because they are prescribed by a doctor. However, prescription pills are just as dangerous as street drugs like heroin and cocaine.
In an article from the Daily Record, recovery counselor Frank Greenagel says that prescription drugs like Percocets, Oxycodon, and Vicodin are gateway drugs to heroin. People want the feeling the drugs give them, but they need a cheaper alternative. Heroin is less expensive, easier to get, and gives them the same high.
You may be prescribed painkillers if you have a New Jersey work injury. If you become addicted to them or they lead to further drug abuse, your employer has to pay for your rehabilitation. You could also find that you are hooked on the pills even after following the instructions. If this happens, you may need a Pain Management Specialist to help wean you off of the drug.
In either case, it is important to contact an experienced NJ Workers' Compensation Attorney. Manfred Ricciardelli can help you get the compensation you deserve. Please call our office at 973-285-1100 today to set up a free consultation.