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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?

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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.

Opioid pain medications.

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.

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Opioids: Physical Dependence vs. Addiction

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

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Dangers of Prescription Pain Killers

A fine line exists between the benefits and harms of prescription opioids, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine. Here’s what you should know.