Addiction Disorders and Therapy

An estimate of the abuse potential of analgesic opioid drugs by adult non cancer patients – a mini review

Published on: 2019-01-02


Data obtained from this review suggest that the abuse potential of opioid drugs is greatly over estimated and few if any adult patients without mental problems or a history of drug misuse will become addicted to therapeutically prescribed opioid drugs or might die of an overdose. Thus, physicians should continue to prescribe these drugs if deemed medically necessary.


Opioid drugs; adult non cancer patients; patients