Prescription Drugs and Heroin Prevention and Treatment
Opioid Use Disorder, or OUD, is the problematic, excessive use of opioid. It is an addiction that can develop after repeated opioid misuse or using opioids for reasons other than medical need, typically in dangerous amounts. OUD can affect people from all walks of life, who may use any of a wide range of drugs from different sources, including street drugs like heroin, illegally purchased opioids, and painkillers which may be used in hospital situations— like codeine or Oxycontin. Anyone can be at risk for developing OUD if they are using an opioid.
LiveLOUD provides information about OUD and helps connect individuals and their loved ones to resources and support. For more information about OUD, go to www.liveloud.org.
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