Ever wondered why medical practitioners warn their patients to strictly follow their instructions when using prescription opioids? Well, it’s because these drugs have a higher risk of causing addiction. However, most healthcare providers and patients didn’t know this until the CDC came up with opioid prescribing guidelines.
This infographic from Addiction Resource comprises information about opioid prescription guidelines as provided by the CDC. The information in this infographic is important because it enables medical practitioners and patients to follow the right practices for using opioids to relief chronic pain.