Opioid Use Disorder: Diagnosis and treatment: Test your skills with these 5 questions
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Herbert L. Muncie Jr., MD, is a Professor of Family Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine, LSU Health, New Orleans, LA.

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A new patient of yours, a 22-year-old man, comes to your office for his first visit. He says he has worsening fatigue and difficulty sleeping. He admits to occasionally using opioid medication to help him fall asleep. He has occasionally used stimulants to help him study.

His vital signs are normal and his physical examination is unremarkable. You are concerned he could have opioid use disorder (OUD).

Which variable, combined with a history of continued opioid use despite harmful consequences, is consistent with a diagnosis of OUD?

Increasing tolerance to prescribed opioids.

Withdrawal symptoms associated with stopping prescribed opioids.

Craving opioids.

Occasional use of stimulants.

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