By many measures, physicians are confronting the national challenge. Barriers impede treatment access for patients with opioid-use disorders.
More than 70% of people misusing opioids get them from family or friends. Following this advice can make diversion to nonmedical use much less likely.
Honesty, context and evidence are critical concepts that could help us reverse the opioid epidemic that takes the lives of one American every 15 minutes.
This chronic pain management program focuses on functional restoration to help patients return to their lives because a “cure” for chronic pain is many times not possible.
An emergency medicine physician in Cleveland leads a naloxone-distribution program that has helped reverse 700-plus opioid overdoses.