Opioid Addiction

What You Need to Know

Facts and Information About Opioids

SAMSHA Video on Understanding Opioid Use Disorders

The underlying causes of opioid use disorders are often misunderstood.  Chronic Pain, emergency pain, and genetic factors all can play a role in understanding how a patient develops an opioid use disorder

Examining Our Biases About People Who Misuse Opioids

The video underscores the importance of examining our misconceptions about people with substance use disorders. To learn more about preventing opioid misuse, overdose, and other substance-related problems, visit samhsa.gov/capt.