Opioid Use Disorder – Unless You Meet This Criteria, Don’t Allow this Diagnosis to Remain on your Record … Fight it!

Lately, I have heard of a couple of people whose pain management clinic just added on the diagnosis of Opioid Use Disorder – they may try to put it in by you calling it OUD … Watch for it and ask for your diagnoses to ensure they don’t slide it in there without your knowledge.  

After seeing this description of opioid use disorder, I believe that if you do not fall into the categories that are described on the following long, but very helpful article, you should fight to the fullest to have this diagnosis removed from your record.  It is my belief that only if your doctor has sound reason to believe that this diagnosis fits you, he does not have the right to diagnose this.  Take this in and ask him which of these scenarios you are getting the diagnosis from. Perhaps the doctor is making assumptions which aren’t true in your case.

This diagnosis is so broad that by leaving it unchallenged on your medical record, you will effectively endorse or agree with it and it puts you in the same category as an addict.  Again, again, and again … Draw the line between dependence and addiction.

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