Opioid misuse: Breaking the prescription
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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

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