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Medicine’s Charles Luther advises physicians to inform patients of the dangers of opioid abuse

1 in 5 people still use opioids 3 months after surgery

Healthline: Charles Luther, assistant professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine, said clinicians need to educate their patients about the risks of opioid addiction following surgery, and patients have an obligation to learn about the potential and warning signs of opioid use disorder.