Study Discusses the Role Abuse-Deterrent Opioids Play in Addiction

drug addictOpioid painkillers are abused in a number of ways.  These drugs can be abused by swallowing whole, crushing and swallowing, crushing and snorting, crushing and smoking, or crushing, dissolving and injecting.  Abuse-deterrent opiod formulations target such expected or known routes of abuse.  Some view it as a solution to curtailing the out-of-control abuse of opioid prescription painkillers. Continue reading