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What are highly addictive opiates?
18 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: All of them.
Any opiate may become the object of addiction.
Some of the opiates are very potent, such as fentanyl, but the potency only affects the dose required for intoxication, and not the potential for addiction.

In brief: All of them.
Any opiate may become the object of addiction.
Some of the opiates are very potent, such as fentanyl, but the potency only affects the dose required for intoxication, and not the potential for addiction.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: All
All of them. But, shorter acting opiates may be more addictive than longer-acting opiates.

In brief: All
All of them. But, shorter acting opiates may be more addictive than longer-acting opiates.
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
4 doctors agree
In brief: Any can be
Although the likelihood of getting addicted to opioids if taken as prescribed for pain is low, all opioids have the potential.

In brief: Any can be
Although the likelihood of getting addicted to opioids if taken as prescribed for pain is low, all opioids have the potential.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Any opioid
Can be highly addictive to susceptible people.
But there is a difference between dependence and addiction. Dependence means that your body accomodates to the effects of the drug. If the drug is then suddenly withdrawn, you go through a withdrawal syndrome. Addiction involves using opioids for other than the prescribed reason or in increasing amounts to get the same effect.

In brief: Any opioid
Can be highly addictive to susceptible people.
But there is a difference between dependence and addiction. Dependence means that your body accomodates to the effects of the drug. If the drug is then suddenly withdrawn, you go through a withdrawal syndrome. Addiction involves using opioids for other than the prescribed reason or in increasing amounts to get the same effect.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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