What are the signs and symptoms of opioid misuse?

Symptoms of misuse include 

  • a strong desire to use opioids
  • increased tolerance to opioids
  • failure to fulfill obligations
  • trouble reducing use
  • withdrawal syndrome with discontinuation 

Opioid withdrawal symptoms may include 

  • nausea
  • muscle aches
  • diarrhea
  • trouble sleeping
  • anxiety
  • agitation

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3. How can I tell if my child may be using opioids?
4. How can I get treatment for myself or a loved one?
5. How can I dispose of unneeded medication?
6. How can I report suspected drug activity in my neighborhood?
7. How can I get involved in addressing the opioid epidemic?