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Opioids: Physical Dependence or Addiction?

The terms "addiction" and "physical dependence" are not interchangeable, even though they're often used that way. Learn the difference.

By Stephanie Stephens
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Reasons for Overprescribing Opioids: What a Doctor Wants You to Know

New measures have been developed to limit unnecessary opioid prescriptions but will how successful will they be?

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
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From a Doctor's Perspective: The Opioid Crisis in the Office Setting

The opioid crisis has changed the way we think about pain. Addictions typically associated with street drugs now often start in the doctor’s office.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
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Do You Have Opioid-Use Disorder?

Now that opioid-use disorder is a recognized mental health disorder, find out if you fit these 11 criteria and learn how to get help.

By Stephanie Stephens