Opioids: Q & A

Gabrielle Lis

Are opioids a safe and effective treatment for acute pain? How about chronic pain? What are the risks and benefits?

Q: What are opioids?   A: Opioids are chemicals that often prescribed for the treatment of pain. In addition to reducing the perception of pain, opioids may also induce feelings of euphoria, making them susceptible to misu Q: Are opioids an effective treatment for pain? A: That depends… Opioids are an effective treatment for acute pain. Treating acute pain appropriately at early onset m...

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Published 15 May, 2010 | Updated 14 April, 2015