Prescription Painkillers Cause More Deaths
Than All Other Drugs.
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IN NEBRASKA, EVERY THREE DAYS
SOMEONE DIES OF A DRUG OVERDOSE.
boy laying on bed passed out with open prescription pill bottle near him
4 out of 5 heroin addicts
start with prescription painkillers.
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mother trying to wake up son laying on a bed next to bottle of persciption pills inside the state shape of Nebraska

PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS. AFTER THE PAIN, THEY’RE JUST KILLERS.

Over 289 millions prescriptions for painkillers are written each year in the United States. When prescribed and used properly, prescription opioid painkillers can offer relief. However, anyone is at risk of becoming addicted.  The widespread use of prescription painkillers has resulted in a big increase in addiction, emergency room visits, and overdose deaths throughout the country.  Nebraskans are not immune from this problem.  We all need to work together and do something about it.  That’s why the Nebraska Department of Justice, in conjunction with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and many partners across the state, are sharing a DOSE OF REALITY and working to prevent prescription painkiller abuse in Nebraska.

Use this DOSE OF REALITY site to find out how you can dispose of your prescription painkillers properly, how to find treatment, and how you can help prevent prescription painkiller abuse by your family members, friends, and fellow Nebraskans.

TELEVISION PSA’S

These television PSA’s were developed to raise awareness of the problem of prescription painkiller abuse in the State of Nebraska.