Long-term Opioid Use

Examining Rates of Long-Term Opioid Use in Youth With Psychiatric Disorders

Examining Rates of Long-Term Opioid Use in Youth With Psychiatric Disorders

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Adolescents with anxiety, mood, neurodevelopmental, sleep, and nonopioid substance use disorders and most mental health treatments were significantly more likely to receive opioids.

Long-Term Opioid Therapy Linked to Adverse Effects in Polyneuropathy

Long-Term Opioid Therapy Linked to Adverse Effects in Polyneuropathy

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Long-term treatment with opioids is associated with more adverse outcomes in patients with polyneuropathy, including depression, overdose, and opioid dependence.

Discontinuing Opioids in Patients With, Without Substance Use Disorders

Discontinuing Opioids in Patients With, Without Substance Use Disorders

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Most patients (85%) who discontinued long-term opioid use did so because of a clinician's, rather than a patient decision.

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