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How can you prevent getting addicted to pain meds?

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Dr. Scott Naftulin
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In brief: Addicted?

Addiction is an unlikely occurence in persons without a history of previous addiction or substance abuse issues.
Other predisposing factors include a family history of addiction(alcoholism, etc) and certain psychiatric conditions. There is no known way to avoid addiction other than not taking the medication.

In brief: Addicted?

Addiction is an unlikely occurence in persons without a history of previous addiction or substance abuse issues.
Other predisposing factors include a family history of addiction(alcoholism, etc) and certain psychiatric conditions. There is no known way to avoid addiction other than not taking the medication.
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