Features March 2007 Issue

Opioids: Could You Be Addicted?

Realizing your risks and knowing the warning signs can help you prevent or overcome dependency on your medication

For most patients with arthritis, readily available and relatively inexpensive over-the-counter (OTC) drugs such as acetaminophen and an array of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are apt to provide satisfactory pain relief. Other patients, however, may require stronger medicine. Their pain is severe and disabling, and it occurs not in occasional flare-ups, but in unrelenting persistence over extended periods of time.

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