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Opioid dependence affects many people in the US. Unfortunately, people who struggle with opioid dependence may be reluctant to ask for help because of the stigma attached to the notion of "drug dependence."
Opioid dependence is a complex health condition with many elements that are caused or made worse by continued opioid use. It can occur as the brain adapts to the regular use of opioids over time.
You are not alone
Opioid dependence is a chronic disease that can affect anyone.
If you or someone you know may be dependent on opioids, you are not alone. In 2016, there were approximately 2.1 million people† that had abused or were dependent on opioids—such prescription painkillers.
Know your opioids: Opioids can be prescription painkillers. Some examples include oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl. The street drug heroin is also an opioid.
Do you feel that you have limited control over your medications? Do you feel as though your medications are controlling you? Is this lack of control affecting your relationships with others and interfering with your work and home life? If so, it maybe time to seek professional help, contact Comprehensive Pain Management in South Kingstown, RI.