Opioid Use Disorder doesn’t discriminate — it can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, or economic status.1 No one intends for it to happen. Some factors can increase the risk of addiction. The more risk factors someone is exposed to, the greater the chance that taking drugs could lead to abuse and dependence.2
Genes determine how:2,3
Negative environmental influences can increase the likelihood of addiction:2,3
The younger someone starts using opioids, the more likely it is to become a serious problem.2
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