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The CDC recently reported that overdose deaths from abuse of prescription painkillers in the U.S. now outnumber deaths involving heroin and cocaine combined.

In 2008, drug overdoses caused 36,450 deaths in the U.S. One or more prescription drugs were involved in 20,044 of these deaths as reported in the journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. In 1999, only about 4,000 people were killed by overdosing on this type of drug.

Sales of the drugs soared along with the death rates, rising fourfold from 1999 to 2008. The report calculated that by 2010, “enough opioid pain relievers were sold to medicate every American adult with a typical dose of 5 mg of hydrocodone every four hours for one month.”

In the 80’s and 90’s there was a program called D.A.R.E. to keep kids off drugs and we were all cautioned about illegal drugs but what about the drugs that you can find in your parents and grandparents medicine cabinets? Kids think “they are safe for Mom and Grammy to take so they can’t hurt me” and yet they can and do! Not to mention many of these deaths are from the proper use of the drug per the doctor’s order.

Do you encourage your kids to say no to drugs, yet you consume them yourself? At Family First Chiropractic we believe that the strongest pharmacy known to man was given to us on day one. It is inside of you! In fact, there has not been one medication made that does not mimic one made naturally by your own bodies innate pharmacy. So why not allow it to work in the correct dosage and most natural form, from the inside out? Do you truly believe that if you are sick or in pain that your body is deficient and needs something man made, artificial, to be put inside of you to make you healthy?

When your subluxations (interference within the central nervous system) are removed your body can and will heal itself! We see it every day and welcome you to come experience it for yourself and your family.

- Curis Functional Health
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