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Opioid misuse is increasing in middle-aged Britons – here's how it could cause an addiction crisis

05:20 EDT 31 Jul 2017 | Medical Xpress

The older we get, the more likely we are to suffer with long-term health problems. Life expectancy may be increasing, but so are the number of years we spend in ill health. In people aged 50 and over, the leading causes of chronic ill health are lower-back and neck pain. It's hardly surprising, then, that so many middle-aged people are hooked on painkillers.

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