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Will I Become Addicted to Painkillers After My Surgery?

Addiction to Pain Killers After SurgeryWith growing concerns about opioid addiction, many people are leery of taking these drugs after surgery. But even though prolonged pain during the recovery period can lead to an elevated risk of chronic opioid use, that’s no reason to put off or avoid an operation, say the authors of a new study by the Stanford University School of Medicine that looked at opioid dependence in more than 640,000 post-surgery patients.
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