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How Opioid Addiction Occurs

Article from The Mayo Clinic by Mayo Clinic Staff

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According to The Mayo Clinic, "Anyone who takes opioids is at risk of developing addiction. Your personal history and the length of time you use opioids play a role, but it's impossible to predict who's vulnerable to eventual dependence on and abuse of these drugs. Legal or illegal, stolen and shared, these drugs are responsible for the majority of overdose deaths in the U.S. today."

This article discusses how even short-term pain relief can lead to life threatening problems.

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opioid, Addiction, Drugs, Heroin, Science, Fentanyl, epidemic, Overdose