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Safe pain management beyond prescription opioids

Posted on: Wed 26 Feb 2020

Many of us have come into contact with prescription opioids in our lives – be it for chronic pain, a serious injury or recovery from surgery.

While they might be beneficial in providing short-term relief in some circumstances, they are not recommended for long-term use and can become addictive.

Dr Chris Moy, President of the Australian Medical Association SA, explains how the misuse of prescription opioids has become a silent epidemic around the country, and how individuals and loved ones can seek help.


Produced by Lisa Burns

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For more information about prescription opioids and where to get help, visit Reach for the Facts

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