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Opioid abuse with other opioid-induced disorder Save

ICD-10 code: F11.18

Chapter: Mental and behavioural disorders

Opioid Abuse with Other Opioid-Induced Disorders

Opioids are powerful drugs that are commonly prescribed to manage pain. However, their use can lead to opioid abuse, addiction, and other opioid-induced disorders. Opioid abuse is a serious problem that affects millions of people worldwide, and it can have devastating consequences for individuals and their families.

Opioids work by binding to specific receptors in the brain and central nervous system, which can lead to feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and pain relief. However, prolonged use of opioids can result in tolerance, dependence, and addiction. Individuals who abuse opioids may experience a variety of physical and psychological symptoms, including:

  1. Nausea and vomiting
  2. Constipation
  3. Mood swings
  4. Depression and anxiety
  5. Irritability and aggression

In addition to opioid abuse, individuals who use opioids may also develop other opioid-induced disorders, such as:

  • Opioid-induced constipation
  • Opioid-induced hyperalgesia
  • Opioid-induced sleep-disordered breathing
  • Opioid-induced sexual dysfunction

Opioid-induced constipation is a common side effect of opioid use, and it can be very uncomfortable. It occurs when opioids slow down the digestive system, making it difficult to have regular bowel movements. Opioid-induced hyperalgesia is another potential side effect of opioid use, and it can cause individuals to experience increased pain sensitivity. Opioid-induced sleep-disordered breathing is a serious condition that can lead to breathing problems during sleep, and opioid-induced sexual dysfunction can cause a variety of sexual problems, including decreased libido and erectile dysfunction.

If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid abuse or other opioid-induced disorders, it's important to seek help. Treatment options may include medication-assisted treatment, behavioral therapy, and support groups. With the right treatment and support, individuals can overcome opioid abuse and reclaim their lives.