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Risk factors for opioid overdose

There are a number of risk factors for opioid overdose. These include: having an opioid use disorder; taking opioids by injection; resumption of opioid use after an extended period of abstinence (e.g. following detoxification, release from incarceration, cessation of treatment); using prescription opioids without medical supervision; high prescribed dosage of opioids (more than 100 mg …