Survey: Opioids Stopped or Reduced for Most

Terrifying, and very real.

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Survey: Opioids Stopped or Reduced for Most Patients β€” Pain News Network | August 04, 2016 | By Pat Anson, Editor

Over two-thirds of pain patients say their opioid medication has been decreased or stopped since the CDC adopted its opioid prescribing guidelines, according to a new survey that also found over half of the patients have considered suicide since the guidelines were implemented.

A total of 1,978 patients participated in the survey, which was conducted through social media and online support groups in recent weeks.

Although unscientific, the survey results are the first indication of the significant impact the CDC guidelines are having on both physicians and patients. Β 

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  2. Horrible for those living with chronic pain. There is a difference between physical dependence on opioids and addiction to opioids.


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