It’s a common scenario: an individual gets hurt. Their physical pain requires the use of and a prescription for painkillers. Yet, over time, an addiction develops. Over time, they need the drug physiologically and even psychologically.
Randy, who is now 33 and living in Southern California, was happily married and working at a rewarding job. But when he was 26, he got into a serious motorcycle accident, and his recovery required painkillers. An addiction developed and it eventually got in the way of his marriage and his career.
Long after the accident, he continues to struggle with an addiction. Sadly, he was recently arrested for the illegal possession of prescription drugs. Although he was required to look for addiction help, he ignored it and continues to abuse painkillers to this day.