With deaths attributed to opioids increasing, some experts question if they are all accidental overdoses. Could some be suicides? Does chronic pain play a role?
The increasing number of deaths attributed to opioid overdoses has been described as reaching epidemic proportions. Although the cause of death is believed in most cases to be an accidental overdose, there is a growing body of research indicating that a significant number may be suicides-and that chronic pain may play a role.Click through the 11-question quiz below to see how much you know about the link between opioids, suicide, and chronic pain.Â