- By Vivien Williams
Mayo Clinic Minute: How to stop popping painkillers
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the opioid crisis is real. They report that, in 2012, more than 2 million people in the U.S. had a substance use disorder related to prescription opioid pain relievers. Mayo Clinic experts want to help people who are hooked on prescription painkillers, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and morphine, to end their addictions.
In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams discusses breaking free from painkiller addictions with pain medicine specialist Dr. Mike Hooten.
View complete series:
- Mayo Clinic Minute: Prescription drugs ─ the changing face of addiction
- Mayo Clinic Minute: Facts on fentanyl
- Mayo Clinic Minute: Avoid opioids for chronic pain
- Mayo Clinic Minute: 2 reasons not to share pain pills
- Mayo Clinic Minute: When are opioids OK to take?
- Mayo Clinic Minute: What opioids do to your guts
- Mayo Clinic Minute: How to stop popping painkillers
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