Surgery patients expect their physicians will prescribe opioids to manage recovery pain, and they perceive these highly addictive drugs as superior to all others despite growing concerns about addiction and side effects.
What are your pain relief options after childbirth? Learn the options and how the opioid epidemic is affecting guidelines.
What used to be defined as “opioid addiction” has now been classified as “opioid-use disorder,” a formal mental health disorder. Find out if you fall within the 11 criteria that help to determine if you have opioid-use disorder — and how to get help.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains the subtle nuances between physical dependence and addiction to opioids. In short: Physical dependence isn't addiction, but it can be part of addiction.
Recent discussions around opioids focus on addiction and overdoses. What’s missing from the discussion is the collective voice of 100 million Americans who live with chronic pain and frequently rely on the prescription forms of these drugs for pain relief. We asked the chronic pain community how they felt about the opioid crisis.
Contrary to popular belief, restless leg syndrome does not occur during sleep, and it doesn't even affect just your legs. These facts may surprise you.