Do You Know the 6 Red Flags of Opioid Addiction?

Keep them in mind and learn how to reduce your risk

Not sure if you’ve become dependent on the opioids your doctor has prescribed? Follow these tips from pain management expert Teresa Dews, MD.

Advertising Policy

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy

Opioid addiction: Everyone’s at risk

Under the right conditions — including the type and dose of medications you receive — anyone can can become addicted to opioids, says Dr. Dews. To lower your chances of opioid abuse:

1. Understand your risk factors

2. Minimize your exposure

Advertising Policy

Advertising Policy