Who’s At Risk for Narcotic Abuse?


Who’s At Risk for Narcotic Abuse?

Patients with chronic pain may be helped by strong pain relievers such as narcotics referred to as opioids. An opioid is a chemical substance that acts like morphine in the body. But these medications can be addictive, so there’s some concern about misuse and abuse.

In this study, researchers from the University of Washington reviewed articles from 1966 to 2007. They were looking for ways to predict who might be at risk for opioid misuse and/or abuse. Having this information would help physicians prescribe opioids. The goal is to help doctors choose patients who can benefit from this drug who are not at-risk for addiction.  To Read More, Please go to  http://www.drpattysnewcipaywarondrugswebsite.net/apps/forums/topics/show/12592474-who-s-at-risk-for-narcotic-abuse-

 

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