When you look at the chemical composition of legally-prescribed opiates and illegal opioids, you won’t see many differences. Worse, when a young athlete gets a serious injury, an opiate prescription is often the first solution which the medical community offers. A high percentage of these athletes will be over-prescribed—to the point that taking the prescribed dosage can move them right into addiction. This has been documented numerous times.
Once a person develops Opioid Use Disorder, a physical reliance on opioids, the road to recovery is long and difficult. For many people, it may not end in success. While Cover2 Resources strives to provide resources for those who want to enter long term recovery, we also believe opiate addiction must be stopped before it even starts. We believe that education is the key—letting people know about the alternatives to prescription opiate treatment and encouraging them to make a choice to LIVE FREE.