You May Be Misusing Opioids Without Knowing It

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​Many people who misuse prescription painkillers — meaning that they use these addictive medicines in ways not recommended by their doctor — may not think they have a problem, a new federal report suggests.

​After all, survey respondents said, they wanted pain relief, not to get high. Or they got the medicine from a friend or relative, not on some street corner. Or they simply didn’t believe that they had a drug problem.


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