Where Else Does Opioid Abuse Start?

A great article on how the opioid epidemic gets it start from the need for pain to be managed after dentistry or oral surgery. The connection with sports injuries in similar.

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How Much is Too Much?

Guidelines increasingly recommend treating acute pain with narcotics for just two or three days, but most prescriptions are written for 30 days.

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Addiction risk is unpredictable

Everyone responds to drugs differently, and there are many factors that affect how a person responds to drugs.

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There is a problem

In 2014, over 168,000 adolescents developed an addiction to prescription painkillers after first using them medical reasons, according to The American Society of Addiction Management.
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What is an Opioid?

The term ‘Opioid’ can mean a lot of different things. Click here to learn more about what an opioid actually is.

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