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Opioids for Chronic Pain: Addiction is NOT Rare

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Uploaded on Oct 30, 2011

Prescribers and the public have been misinformed about the risk of addiction when chronic pain is treated with opioids. This has led to overprescribing of opioids and the worst drug epidemic in U.S. history.

Even when taken as directed, patients receiving long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain can become addicted.

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