Addiction: Risk factors

Basic, Generic Clinical Sciences, Special Problems or Issues in Anesthesiology

Addiction risk factors include :

  • Easy access to potent drugs, particularly opioids
  • The highly addictive potential of accessible drugs, particularly fentanyl and sufentanil
  • Diversion of these agents is relatively simple since only small doses will initially provide the effect desired by the abuser
  • Curiosity about patients’ experiences with these substances
  • Control-oriented personality

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