The CDC designed the Guideline for prescribing opioid medication that emphasizes patients’ care and safety. You can learn more about it from this infographic. But even when the guidelines get improved, opioids preserve their addictive properties. And some people need medical help for their opioid use disorder (OUD). Traditional treatment for OUD consists of detoxification, counseling and behavioral therapies, medication-assisted therapy, and after-care support. OUD can be treated on an outpatient basis or in inpatient (residential) facilities. Some people try to combat their addiction on their own, but AddictionResource authors say that getting professional medical services improves the chances of successful recovery.
Have a look at the given infographic. It contains a concise overview of a Guideline intended to improve the practice of prescribing opioid-based painkillers – a premise for its elaboration, and its core goals and aspects. Decreasing the level of opioid abuse was a strong motivation to create new, better guidelines.
Infographic by: addictionresource