Use Caution with Opioid Medications to Prevent Addiction

Be careful when taking opioids; for many patients, pain can be managed with other treatment options.

Opioid addiction—a dependence on drugs that contain narcotic substances derived from opium—is a growing problem in the U.S. But many patients are unaware of the potential harms of opioid drugs, since the path to opioid addiction often begins with a prescription from a doctor. “Approximately two million people have an opioid use disorder related to […]

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