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Opioid crisis addiction chronic pain
When it comes to managing chronic pain, opioids such as codeine, morphine or fentanyl are highly effective in providing relief but they can also be highly addictive. In fact, it's now leading to what's known as the "opioid crisis" in the UK. Here, pain management specialist Dr Giancarlo Camilleri explains why opioids are prescribed, if they really are effective in long term use, the possibility of becoming addicted and reliant on these drugs, and alternative therapies for chronic pain.