11 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Opioids

Opioids are responsible for 115 deaths per day. These prescriptions run rampant in the construction industry due to the rigorous work and injuries we encounter. Addiction is real and destroys families.

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11 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Opioids

  • Why do I need this medication — is it right for me?
  • How long should I take this medication?
  • Are there non-opioid alternatives that could help with pain relief while I recover?
  • Could this treatment interact with my other medicine for anxiety, sleeping issues, or seizures?
  • How should I store my opioid medication to prevent other people from taking it?
  • How can I reduce the reist of potential side effects from this medication?
  • What if I have a history of drug addiction with tobacco, alcohol or drugs?
  • What if there is a history of addition in my family?
  • Can I share this medication with someone else? Why not?
  • What should I do with unused opioid medicine?
  • Can I have an Rx for naloxone?