A study by Washington University discovered that retired NFL players were four times more likely to be addicted to opiates as non-players. Brett Favre, the superstar Hall of Fame, former quarterback of the Green Bay Packers admitted to downing pills by the handful to kill the pain. He also described the horrible shakes and night sweats he endured while fighting his way back. The NFL has become aware of this situation and is now more proactive, ensuring that team doctors don’t continue to over-prescribe pain meds. This serves as yet another reminder of how devastating this disease is and how it truly impacts everyone and anyone.