Survey: Opioids Stopped or Reduced for Most

Terrifying, and very real.

EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info

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 

View original post 401 more words

Leave a comment

3 Comments

  1. πŸ˜ πŸ‘ΏπŸ˜§

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

    Reply

What's your take?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: