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Free online opioid book – includes curent prescription drug treatment options

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Have you, family members or friends have been directly impacted by opioid use? And want to read a comprehensive of opioid use and its effect on human life. Including current prescription drug treatment?
Here’s a link to a free online book from the US government, specifically SAMSHA – The Substance Abuse and Menta-l Health Services Administration.

Here’s a link to a free online book from the US government, specifically SAMSHA – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
https://govbooktalk.gpo.gov/2018/08/08/the-opioid-crisis-reaches-epic-proportions-across-america/?fbclid=IwAR1t-vucq5jtBnS3tVWCnvRXYAa8sgUeXILNK_HwrAYsurmmB3UkKOHz0O0

 

October 28, 2018 Posted by | Consumer Health, Educational Resources (Health Professionals), Educational Resources (High School/Early College(, Health Education (General Public) | , | Leave a comment

[Reblog] Integrating approaches to heal, not just cure

Via an item from a January item at Healthcetera

Personally I believe there is much truth to this. Have found that a combination of Tai Chi,
swimming, and working out at the gym works for me.

“Prescription drugs are a $425 billion business in the United States, and growing. A good chunk of that goes towards prescription pain medication to help alleviate chronic pain. More than 25 million of us report having daily chronic pain, and 23 million say they’re in a lot of pain, according to a study from The National Institutes of Health.

About one in five adults are prescribed opioids to manage chronic pain says the CDC. We all know about the high rate of substance use disorder in the U.S., and while opioids certainly have a place, especially for managing acute pain, they’re not an ideal long-term option.

So what can we do to help people with persistent pain?

Wayne Jonas, M.D., former head of the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine and a practicing family physician, said we should be looking at alternative and complementary options, like acupuncture, yoga, meditation and other less traditional approaches. In his new book, How Healing Works, he advocates an integrative approach, combining elements of Western and complementary medicine into a person-centered health plan. He believes this will significantly reduce our national dependence on prescription drugs, lower health costs, and improve patients’ quality of life.”

More at http://healthmediapolicy.com/2018/01/20/integrating-approaches-to-heal-not-just-cure/

 

January 25, 2018 Posted by | Consumer Health, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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