13 doctors weighed in:
How serious long term is opiate abuse?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Serious as Death
Its extremely serious.
Prescription narcotic abuse kills more people that heroin/cocaine abuse. Narcotics are meant to be short term use. Are there some rare exceptions? Of course. Patients with metastatic cancer or burn patients are examples. But even there, it requires an expert touch to avoid doing more harm than good.

In brief: Serious as Death
Its extremely serious.
Prescription narcotic abuse kills more people that heroin/cocaine abuse. Narcotics are meant to be short term use. Are there some rare exceptions? Of course. Patients with metastatic cancer or burn patients are examples. But even there, it requires an expert touch to avoid doing more harm than good.
Dr. Ronald Herring
Dr. Ronald Herring
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
4 doctors agree
In brief: Can Kill You
Serious Enough?

In brief: Can Kill You
Serious Enough?
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Deadly serious
Mutual support helps.
Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous.

In brief: Deadly serious
Mutual support helps.
Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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