Opioid Use Disorder/Addiction

States are reporting more opioid-related deaths and, with less access to care and more mental stress, pain patients and communities are suffering.

States are reporting more opioid-related deaths in line with the coronavirus pandemic, with less access to care and more mental stress, both pain patients and communities are suffering.

Understanding the difference between addiction and physical dependence, as well as their risks and implications, is crucial for anyone managing chronic pain with prescribed opioids.

When using opioid therapy to manage chronic pain, it is important to know what to expect with regard to opioid use disorder and physical dependence, and what to do if you are diagnosed with either.
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