If you or a loved one are in a critical or life-threatening situation you should call 999 straight away.
If you are in a non-life threating situation you should contact your GP who will be able to advise you what to do.
NHS 111 offer advice when it’s not an emergency but you need medical help fast. To call them dial 111.
Some useful articles to aid understanding around the use of medication
Addicted to Painkillers? Britain's Opioid Crisis - Documentary
Ban term 'painkiller' to end obsession with drugs – Article
What can doctors do for your back pain? Not as much as you can - Article
Back pain: how to live with one of the world’s biggest health problems. Is the industry that has built up around scans, injections and opioids a waste of time? – Article
Losing faith: the patients waiting years for specialist pain treatment which includes vital holistic care and non-drug management strategies.
Some useful websites to aid understanding around the use of mediation