Skinny Woman Holding Herself Illustrates Opioid Abuse and Mental Illness

Opioid Abuse and Mental Illness

Relationship between Opioid Abuse and Mental Illness The beginning of opioid abuse can be so innocuous. An individual sustains an injury, has surgery, or falls ill with a condition that can cause intense pain. A doctor provides a prescription for an opioid pain reliever, like Vicodin, Percocet, or any one of a host of available painkillers. The…