Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 22nd, 2007
How common is addiction to pain medication' Some estimates say that 10 percent to 40 percent of people with chronic pain misuse opioids -- narcotic pain medications such as hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab); morphine; oxycodone (OxyContin, Roxicodone); hydromorphone (Dilaudid); meperidine (Demerol); and methadone. Women, especially, should be aware of the risks, because they are...
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