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Tag / Opioid Withdrawl

  



  • The U.S. has spent over $20 billion in emergency department and inpatient care for opioid poisonings —so no wonder why doctors are cautious. It still leaves chronic back pain patients who aren't abusing the system, who actually need pain relief with nowhere to turn. Is there a way to make it fair? We are not sure. What we can do is take a walk inside the emergency room doors and find out what it's really like for a chronic back pain patient to find pain relief.

  • Indiana VA Hospital Cuts Opioids for All Vets
    September 27, 2017 | Articles

    The DEA raided the inside of Marion Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Indiana because they purchased 832,310 pills of hydrocodone. Within the first three-quarters of 2015, the quantity of hydrocodone progressed into more than one million pills. Today, the formerly investigated hospital accused of handing out opioids too freely is now cutting off all vet prescriptions...

  • How to Taper Off Opioids
    April 18, 2017 | Articles

    Tapering off opioids not only places physical distress on your already painful body but the mental dilemma you may face while attempting to quit opioids is something you cannot understand unless you are in it. When you finally make the decision to seek alternative treatment options for your back pain, you didn't account for how hard it can actually be to stop...

  • Painkillers are supposed to kill your pain—but do they? Statistics show that an estimated 1 out of 5 patients with non-cancer pain or pain-related diagnoses are prescribed opioids. Roughly 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide and out of that number, 2.1 million of those people are suffering from substance abuse - and were initially prescribed these prescription narcotics for the sole purpose of pain relief. From 1999 to 2015, over 183,000 people have died in the U.S. from overdoses related to prescription opioids. So how can you manage the debilitating pain without opening the door to possible opioid addiction or worse, death?

  

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