Do You Know the 6 Red Flags of Opioid Addiction?


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

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