I recently read an article from NPR, and an e-book from a New York Times health reporter called A World of Hurt. Here's an excerpt from the book,
"Instead of helping patients resume active lives, the widespread use of these drugs, experts say, has created a nationwide legion of listless, narcotized zombies. Recent findings have tied the long-term use of narcotic painkillers, particularly at high doses, to addiction, psychological dependence, reduced sexual drive, extreme lethargy and sleep apnea as well as increased falls and fractures in the elderly."So, yeah, my advice would be, if you're in pain, take two aspirin and don't call your doctor in the morning.