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When Chronic Pain Turns Into a Substance Use Disorder

woman in pain holding her neck

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), approximately 100 million Americans deal with chronic pain. That’s about one-third of all Americans. Chronic pain constitutes the most popular reason people end up going on disability. However, for many people, chronic pain contributes to developing an addiction to painkillers. Surveys cited by NIDA indicate that 21-29% […]

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