Some prescription pain medications — called opiates or opioids — are potentially addictive, especially if they are misused. Opioids are a group of drugs that includes morphine, methadone, codeine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, buprenorphine, and fentanyl. Vicodin®, Lortab®, Percocet®, OxyContin®, Dilaudid®, and Demerol® are common brand names of opioids. Before taking opioids, it is important to identify your level of risk for addiction.
Opioid Risk Quiz
Certain people have personal factors that place them at higher risk of addiction. If you take opioid medications to manage your pain, or are considering doing so, take the quiz below to learn more about your risk level.
You have a total score of: 0
Use the scoring chart below to determine if you are likely at risk for opioid addiction.
Low Risk 0-3
Moderate Risk 4-7
Score: High Risk >=8
You can lower your chance of addiction by choosing non-medication treatment for your pain, or using safer (non-opioid) medications. Talk with your doctor about other ways to minimize your risk, and explore our patient toolkit to find more information and resources to take charge of your health and manage your pain safely and responsibly.
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