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Chronic Opioid Use After Surgery

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6119469/ “Risks Associated with Opioid Use after Surgery The adverse effects of prescription opioids are well documented. The presence of tolerance and physical dependence can occur even at prescribed doses.18–23 Opioids are associated with immunosuppression and opioid-induced endocrinopathy (sexual dysfunction, depression, decreased energy).24–30 Opioids are implicated in opioid-induced hyperalgesia or increased pain sensitivity despite increasing doses…

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Tapering To Lower Dose of Opioids

According to a study, “Of 82 patients, 31 did not complete the 4-month survey and were considered to have dropped out of the study. Depression negatively correlated (P=0.05) and baseline marijuana use positively correlated (P=0.04) with completing the study. To confirm results of the 51 patients who finished the study, researchers reviewed medical records, periodic…

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What’s my dose?

To determine dose in MMEs, multiply the dose for each opioid by the conversion factor. For example, tablets containing hydrocodone 5 mg and acetaminophen 300 mg taken four times a day would contain a total of 20 mg of hydrocodone daily, equivalent to 20 MME daily; extended-release tablets containing oxycodone 10mg and taken twice a…

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Press Release: Relieve Outpatient Medical Detox, a Brand New 7 Day Outpatient Detox Treatment for Opiates Opens In Scottsdale || September 27, 2019

Relieve Outpatient Medical Detox, a Brand New 7 Day Outpatient Detox Treatment for Opiates to Help Prevent “Accidental Addiction”, Opens In Scottsdale   September 27, 2019 For Immediate Release   Relieve Medical Detox, the first outpatient opiate detox of its kind opened August 23rd, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona to help combat the growing Opioid Epidemic.…

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What is my risk of becoming addicted if I take opioids?

You can become physically dependent on opioids in as few as 5 days*. There’s very little risk of becoming addicted to opioids when they’re delivered by an anesthesiologist for pain relief during surgery, such as a c-section. But you do have to be careful if you’re given a prescription for opioid pills, such as Vicodin or Percocet, for…

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What are the signs that someone is becoming addicted to opioids?

Opioids are highly addictive drugs. Taking these medications at too high a dose or for too long increases your risk for dependence and addiction, or what is known as an opioid use disorder. Opioid use disorders are currently a major problem in the United States: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2016…

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How can I minimize my risk of addiction when I’m taking opioids?

Approved by the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Opioids (also known as narcotics) are very effective pain relievers, but they need to be used with caution because they can be addictive. Taking these medications at too high a dose or for too long increases your risk for opioid dependence or addiction. You can become physically dependent…

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OPIOID NEWS

ARIZONA OVERDOSE NEWS & STATISTICS: AZ Capitol Times, Overdose: Click Here Arizona Department of Health Services: Real Time Opioid Data For the first time, statewide opioid data is available in real time. Click Here National Institute on Drug Abuse Get Data for Arizona on Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths, Opioid Pain Reliever Prescriptions, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS),…

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