The Emerging Threat Of Unchecked Opioid Use
29th / July / 2017
A dentist will commonly prescribe opioids after specific treatments such as removing a set of wisdom teeth or after performing a lengthy root canal.
However, the dangers that this drug could be abused are quite severe. What have some findings highlighted?
- The majority of opioid addicts began by taking a single prescription.
- One in four children who were prescribed an opioid were taking the drug a year later.
- NSAIDs could represent safer alternatives when compared to opioids.
“Even very short-term prescriptions have been associated with later drug misuse among teens who have not used illegal drugs before.”
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