Opioids can ease pain after injury or surgery but are highly addictive. Cleveland Clinic wants to stem the tide of addiction, overdose and death by finding better ways to treat pain. Here’s how.
Heroin addiction. Painkiller addiction. The misuse of opioids and the tragic consequences, such as overdose, don’t only affect drug addicts. Often, families need help. Here’s where they can find support.
You may think opioid addiction could never happen to you. But given the right circumstances, it can happen to almost everyone. Learn how certain factors increase your risk and how to ask your doctor for alternative medications.
Abusing drugs or alcohol is an important health problem that needs an integrated, multi-focused medical approach and should not be treated as a moral failing or character flaw, says a new report released Thursday by the U.S. surgeon general’s office.
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Opioids are potent painkillers. But they can interact badly with medications you may be using for anxiety, sleeplessness or muscle pain. Learn about safer alternatives.