Opioid Addiction

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How Do People Become Addicted to Painkillers?

Painkiller Addiction Prescription painkillers, also known as opioids, are a type of medication used to relieve pain. They are generally considered safe when taken as prescribed by a doctor. However, they can be dangerous and even deadly when abused. Frequently referred to as opioid use disorder (OUD), painkiller addiction affects roughly 3 million people in the …

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