Together We Can: Staying Safe on Prescription Opioids, January 9, 2020

(2020) Together We Can: Staying Safe on Prescription Opioids, January 9, 2020. Veterans Affairs, Iowa Commission of

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Abstract

Opioids are drugs a doctor might prescribe for pain relief. For example, your doctor might give you a medication with codeine, hydrocodone, morphine, or oxycodone to relieve pain from an injury or after a surgery. Some brand names for these medications include OxyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin. But there are many more. Opioids are highly addictive. This means you could lose control over your use of them and feel sick without them. That’s why they should only be taken under the care and guidance of a medical professional. Opioid misuse can lead to both addiction and overdose.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Suicide, Suicide Preventative, Military, Veterans
Subjects: Federal government > Military
Health and medicine
Social issues and programs
ID Code: 33197
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 30 Jul 2020 16:38
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2020 16:38
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/33197