The Art and Science of Getting Off Opioids

While there is now widespread awareness about the opioid crisis, opioids continue to be prescribed for injured workers. However, the development of opioid use guidelines by various entities, including the CDC, has spurred many physicians to abruptly cut back on either the quantity or the dose of opioids prescribed in order to be in compliance with guidelines. This has alarmed those injured workers already taking opioids who are concerned about how they will manage their pain with lower doses or without opioids entirely.

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