The Emerging Threat of Unchecked Opioid Use

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The Emerging Threat of Unchecked Opioid Use

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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.”

Read more:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/10/opinion/dentists-opioids-addiction-.html