Opioid misuse: Breaking the prescription
Alison Moore Health journalist
Help patients understand how opioids are making their pain worse, not better
Think of a drug addict and what image crosses your mind? Is it someone shooting up in a dark alleyway with an illegal drug obtained from a dealer? Or is it an older woman, on the waiting list for an operation and started on an opioid drug to deal with the pain until she is admitted?
Nursing Standard. 34, 7, 56-59. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.7.56.s22