Is Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) An Addiction?

Opioid Use Disorder

Do you know the difference between substance use disorder, addiction, and dependence? Substance use disorder is now the common term used in the industry to refer to addiction. In contrast, drug dependence is a moderate condition of inclination to misuse a substance. In the U.S., there is a rising incidence of drug overdose, around a 30% increase from 2019 to 2020. This is one of the leading causes of death among teens and middle-aged Americans, and narcotics is one of the commonly abused substances. Let’s look further into opioid use disorder (OUD) and the important areas around it. Drug Dependence …

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