Did you know roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them? Between 8 and 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder. An estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin. These statistics are scary and can be alarming if you're already in opioid addiction recovery and you now need surgery. Your doctor most likely will require you to take some type of medication to tolerate the pain of the surgery.
The question is, is it feasible for a person recovering from an addiction to pain pills or heroin to safely take opiates (pain pills) again?
In this video, I interview recovering opiate addict, David McNease on the topic. He tells us exactly what happened to him after he learned he needed surgery.
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