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Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction Education Center With Dr. Oz

Ask the Experts: How to Help Someone With an Opioid Addiction
Managing Your Pain to Protect From Opioid Addiction Managing Your Pain to Protect From Opioid Addiction

Headlines declaring life expectancy in the U.S. have declined for the first time since 1993 because of deaths from opioids is a major red-flag warning ...

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Ask the Experts: Methods of Treating Opioid Use Disorder
Taking Opioids May Not Provide Better Function for Chronic Pain Taking Opioids May Not Provide Better Function for Chronic Pain

A study suggests that opioids may not result in better pain-related function after a year, compared to non-opioid meds.

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Ask the Experts: Transitioning Off Opioids
"Sometimes You Have to Live with It" and Other Pain Myths "Sometimes You Have to Live with It" and Other Pain Myths

For persistent pain like the stuff that comes with migraines, arthritis, and back trouble, what you don't know might be hurting you. Let's clear up so...

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Ask the Experts: When Should I Talk to My Doctor About a Possible Opioid Addiction?
4 Ways to Relieve Chronic Pain Without Pills 4 Ways to Relieve Chronic Pain Without Pills

From celebrities hooked on painkillers to those recent Senate hearings regarding the investigation of pain clinics, you can't escape the news about pr...

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Ask the Experts: Preventing a Relapse
Side Effects of Opioid Medication Side Effects of Opioid Medication

Opioids are powerful drugs with powerful side effects.

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9 Keys to Taking Opioids Safely 9 Keys to Taking Opioids Safely

Opioids are powerful medications that can be effective against acute pain. To avoid potential pitfalls, you need to use them carefully.

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5 Ways to Beat Opioid Withdrawal 5 Ways to Beat Opioid Withdrawal

Cold turkey's not the only way.

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Pain, The Opioid Epidemic and How Health Care Has to Improve Pain, The Opioid Epidemic and How Health Care Has to Improve

Opioid addiction is a national epidemic—and so is chronic pain. Could there be a relationship? 1. In 2015, 2 million Americans had a substance use dis...

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Opioid-Free Ways to Beat Pain Opioid-Free Ways to Beat Pain

Acetaminophen and ibuprofen may work just as well—and sometimes better.

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Know the Signs: Opioid Addiction Know the Signs: Opioid Addiction

Spot the signs of an opioid addiction before it’s too late.

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Anatomy of Opioid Addiction Anatomy of Opioid Addiction

Learn how addiction happens and how to stay clean.

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What Does an Opioid Overdose Do to Your Body? What Does an Opioid Overdose Do to Your Body?

It starts with slowed breathing, which might stop altogether.

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