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Opioid Addiction: The Health Crisis Sweeping America

July 31, 2018

In the next 24-hours, at least ninety-one Americans will die from an opioid overdose. While adults ages 18-25 years old are the biggest users of opioids, addiction to opioids crosses gender, age, race, and socioeconomic divides. Shockingly, the American Society of Addiction Medicine reports that 20.5 million Americans ages 12 and older have a substance abuse disorder – 2 million of which are abusing prescription opioids. The opioid crisis is overwhelming first responders, rehab centers, the legal system, and is a major factor in issues like homelessness throughout the United States. Knowledge...Continue Reading

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Managing Chronic Pain Without Opioids

October 15, 2017

Nearly one in five adults experiences chronic pain that interferes with their daily activities. For many years, opioids have been used to treat chronic pain. However, in most cases, opioids are a poor choice for treating long-term pain. Tolerance and an opioid abuse epidemic are causing people to look for other options for treating chronic pain.Continue Reading