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5 Things to Know About Treating Opioid Dependence

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Powerful Painkillers

Millions of Americans struggle with misuse of prescription painkillers, or opioids. Examples include hydrocodone (Lorcet, Lortab, Vicodin), morphine (Avinza, Kadian, MS-Contin, MSIR), and oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan). Even taking these powerful painkillers as prescribed can sometimes lead to addiction. Here's what you need to know.

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Medically Reviewed By: Williams, Robert, MD

Last Annual Review Date: Sept. 17, 2012

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