March 26, 2017

Addiction to Opioids

Every medical conference or meeting I have been to in the past few years has addressed this problem. It's a huge issue and if it isn't fixed soon it will ruin a lot of lives. The life of a chronic opiate user is devastating and it impacts almost every family in some aspect. 
"So, with an initial 10-day opioid prescription, about one-in-five patients become long-term users. That’s according to the new study’s lead author Bradley Martin, a professor of pharmaceutical evaluation and policy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science. It’s a fast rise, Martin said to Ars. “We really didn’t expect that.”"

Managing pain naturally instead of jumping right into medications is key.

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