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Opioid Use Disorder:

“Drugs Take you to hell disguised as heaven” -Donald Lyn Frost Opioid Use Disorder Opioid Use Disorder currently affects 2.5 million Americans 60% of overdoses occur from prescriptions from a single physician Between 1999 and 2014, prevalence has quadrupled

What is opioid use disorder?:

What is opioid use disorder?

What are opioids?:

Naturally occuring (opiates)- opium, morphine, codeine Synthetic - meperidine , fentanyl, methadone Semi- Synthetic- heroin, hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone , oxymorphone , buprenorphine What are opioids?

How did the epidemic start?:

"They don't wear out; they go on working; they do not have serious medical side effects…So, these drugs, which I repeat, are our best, strongest pain medications, should be used much more than they are for patients in pain .” –Purdue Pharma How did the epidemic start?

Why are opioids so addictive?:

Why are opioids so addictive?

Opioid withdrawal:

Opioid withdrawal

What can health practitioners do?:

Education Treat chronic pain Identify risk factors Acupuncture Therapy Methadone/ Suboxone What can health practitioners do?


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