OPIOID ANALGESIC ADDICTION

psychological and physical dependency on an opioid drug, like morphine, which is delivered to alleviate pain. An indicator is having to up the dose being given to attain an equal amount of relief.

OPIOID ANALGESIC ADDICTION: "Opioid analgesic addiction is steadfast and rising in the U.S."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OPIOID ANALGESIC ADDICTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/opioid-analgesic-addiction/ (accessed November 26, 2020).
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