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When are opioids safe to take?

March 17, 2015

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Opioids are commonly used to control acute, intense pain. Meditation, yoga, and acupuncture may help control pain when tapering off opioids.

Although these powerful pain relievers can be addictive, opioids are safe for most people when used properly.

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