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Hat Tricks From Heaven: The Story of an Athlete in His Own Prison of Addiction: Kate Genovese

You’ve just had major surgery and realize that you are in serious pain from the operation. Doctors, your doctors decide that the best course of action is to prescribe some heavy pain medication in order to relieve your tension and your pain. Opiates are often the type of drugs of choice. They are narcotic sedatives, which depress activity of the central nervous system and as a result reduce pain and often cause the tiredness, drowsiness and sleep. Some of these medications cause nausea and constipation and some people overmedicate themselves and as a result become addicted to these medications that were prescribed to help them. But, in reality are they overprescribed, how does someone become dependent on these drugs? Within the minds of young adults and even older people using these medications for…

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