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Posted on 05-03-2017
Relieving Pain - Healthy Alternatives to Dangerous Opioids
You’ve probably heard there is an opioid crisis. What does it mean?
The opioid epidemic refers to the rapid increase in the use of prescription and non-prescription opioids by people in the United States.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 78 people in the US die EVERY DAY from opioid-related overdoses (includes prescription opioids and heroin). The CDC considers the current opioid epidemic the worst drug crisis in American history, killing more than 33,000 people in 2015 alone.
The CDC has estimated that 3 out of 4 (75%) of the heroin users in the United States began their addiction to heroin after taking legal opioids prescribed by their medical doctor (MD) for the treatment of chronic pain.
The cruel irony is that MDs are misprescribing opioids for the treatment of chronic pain, because there is no clinical evidence that opioids work for the treatment of chronic pain.
What are opioids?
All opioids have serious risks and side effects.
What caused this crisis?
Where does heroin come in?
Alternatives to opioid drugs
Non-opioid medication for pain:
Non drug therapy for pain:
We help people who are in pain every day, call us! Hands on Healing Chiropractic, 408-371-0068
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