Risk Factors

Improper utilization of these drugs can and does lead to:
  • Addiction
  • Family Dysfunction
  • Increased Disability Duration
  • Physical health consequences associated with long term narcotic utilization and addiction such as:
    • Depression
    • Loss of libido
    • Lower testosterone levels
    • Weaken the immune system
    • Pulmonary function (secondary decreased respirations)
    • Liver functions
    • Hyperalgesia
    • Constipation