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Painkillers: The new epidemic

Did you know:

Canadians spent $28.8 billion on prescription drugs in 2014.
Source: Canadian institute for health information, May 2015 report.

Deaths related to opiods (painkillers) in Ontario increased dramatically from 2004 through 2011.
Source: Canadian centre on substance abuse, July 2015 report.

In Canada, 3.8 infants out of 1,000 births were born to mothers who used painkillers during pregnancy and displayed a recognizable set of withdrawal symptoms (i.e. seizures, tremors, excessive high-pitched crying, etc.) to those drugs that together are called neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).
Source: Dow, K., Ordean, A., Murphy-Oikonen, J., Pereira, J., Koren, G., Roukema, H., … & Turner, R. (2012). Neonatal abstinence syndrome clinical practice guidelines for Ontario. Journal Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology, 19(3), e488-506.

According to the Canadian Health Measures survey, the leading prescription medications used by children and young adults (ages 6 to 24) were for attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (males), depression, and contraception (females).
Source: Statistics Canada, 2007-2011.

Acetaminophen, the main ingredient in Tylenol, Midol and most medications, has been shown to decrease emotions such as joy, pleasure and positive self-esteem.

We are living in a society overridden with disease, drugs and death.

Chiropractic has been proven to help decrease the use of painkillers and medication by improving the function, overall well-being and body’s natural ability to heal.

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