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Fighting The Opioid Crisis Without Hurting Patients

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Fighting the Opioid Crisis

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How Physical Therapy is Helping Fight the Opioid Crisis

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How Physical Therapists are Helping Fight the Opioid Crisis

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Drs. Rx: What You Can Do in the Opioid Epidemic Fight

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2018 Demystifying Medicine: The opioid epidemic: how, where, and what can be done?

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What causes opioid addiction, and why is it so tough to combat? Mike Davis

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There are a number of ways you can get involved in the fight to provide help and hope to others. Get trained on how to use naloxone. Get involved. Learn about volunteering for the Partnership. Host a Fundraiser in your community or make a donation to empower families struggling with substance use.

Educate your community on how they can save lives. WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) Proper disposal of prescription painkillers and use of safe alternatives to manage pain could help combat America’s opioid abuse epidemic, doctors say. “Today, we are in the midst of an opioid crisis,” said Dr. David Ring, chairman of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Committee on Patient Safety.

It may include a mix of opioid-based medications and over-the-counter pain medications. Use opioids sparingly. If you’re prescribed opioids after surgery or an injury, take as few as possible and stop as soon as you can. Non-opioid medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or other treatments may help manage pain.

Prevention begins with having on-going conversations about the risks of substance use, especially opioids (i.e., prescription pain medications like Percocet® and Vicodin®, as well as heroin). Seek non-opioid alternatives to manage your child’s pain from any injuries, dental work or other situations requiring pain management. For example, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) increased flexibility for physicians to provide patients with buprenorphine and methadone for opioid use disorder. The DEA also made changes that help patients with pain get the medications they need.

A key to reducing deaths among these addicted patients was to minimize prescribing narcotic painkillers such as oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet) and hydrocodone (Vicoprofen) and benzodiazepine. Physicians see people affected by the opioid overdose epidemic on a regular basis. Eliminating this public health epidemic means learning what we can do to deliver compassionate, high-quality and personalized care to those in acute and chronic pain. In adding Key Messaging, WiserTogether joins a growing movement throughout the United States fighting the opioid epidemic through education, awareness, and action. As key players in the movement, U.S. healthcare organizations and government agencies are making an impact by introducing special programs aimed directly at opioid addiction.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorders: The most effective form of treatment for opioid use disorders. Includes the use of medication Subutex ® (buprenorphine) and Suboxone ® (buprenorphine and naloxone combination) along. Use opioids sparingly.

If you’re prescribed opioids after surgery or an injury, take as few as possible and stop as soon as you can. Non-opioid medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or other treatments may.

List of related literature:

Invest in data and research to better characterize the opioid epidemic.

“Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use” by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse, Jonathan K. Phillips, Morgan A. Ford, Richard J. Bonnie
from Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use
by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division, et. al.
National Academies Press, 2017

• Remove legal barriers and initiate the widespread provision of opioid substitution therapy with the use of methadone and buprenorphine, in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organization (2009).

“Harm Reduction in Substance Use and High-Risk Behaviour” by Richard Pates, Diane Riley
from Harm Reduction in Substance Use and High-Risk Behaviour
by Richard Pates, Diane Riley
Wiley, 2012

reduce opioid requirements and facilitate opioid weaning.

“The Harriet Lane Handbook E-Book” by Johns Hopkins Hospital, Keith Kleinman, Lauren McDaniel, Matthew Molloy
from The Harriet Lane Handbook E-Book
by Johns Hopkins Hospital, Keith Kleinman, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

increase the opioid dose 25% to 100% if patient is in pain and has tolerable and manageable adverse effects.

“Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic Management E-Book” by Chris Pasero, Margo McCaffery
from Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic Management E-Book
by Chris Pasero, Margo McCaffery
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Clinical strategies to improve opioid responsiveness.

“Evidence-Based Practice of Palliative Medicine E-Book” by Nathan E Goldstein, R. Sean Morrison
from Evidence-Based Practice of Palliative Medicine E-Book
by Nathan E Goldstein, R. Sean Morrison
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

• Notify all health care providers about your opioid use.

“Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book” by Patricia A. Potter, Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia Stockert, Amy Hall
from Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book
by Patricia A. Potter, Anne Griffin Perry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

Pharmacologic treatments for opioid dependence: Detoxification and maintenance options.

“Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology” by Leslie Iversen, Susan Iversen, Floyd E. Bloom, Robert H. Roth
from Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology
by Leslie Iversen, Susan Iversen, et. al.
Oxford University Press, 2008

Stop or reduce opioid.

“Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book” by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book
by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Strategies to stop abuse of prescribed opioid drugs.

“Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data” by Mary Lee
from Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data
by Mary Lee
ASHP, 2009

Opioid prescriptions soar: increase in legitimate use as well as abuse.

“Sleep Deprivation and Disease: Effects on the Body, Brain and Behavior” by Matt T. Bianchi
from Sleep Deprivation and Disease: Effects on the Body, Brain and Behavior
by Matt T. Bianchi
Springer New York, 2013

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  • Are you obtuse?? Pain causes use. You could sell it in the store and I wouldn’t buy them unless I needed. Still get them just much more expensive. Thanks for misinfo.

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  • This happens with quetiapine too i had been on them since i was 8 and i tried to abruptly stop but the with drawls were to strong so i wait another 2 years to try to stop taking them. i dont get withdrawls anymore but i need melatonin by itself because the quetiapine was the thing producing the melatonin and not my own body

  • Opium has been around since the 7th century. If they have not found a reason to stop using. They deserve the consequences addiction and or death. I am sick of the millions of dollars wasted to control and combat drugs.

  • Seems like pharmaceutical companies are just legitimate drug traffickers in lab coats. getting their customers addicted.

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  • What the is the opiod crisis. There’s an economic crisis happening at the moment. The government is systematically eradicating the middle and lower classes.
    More People die from the bombs dropped on the afghans who are growing the opiates for the pharmaceutical industrial complex.
    Opiates are necessary for modern medicine to function.. Don’t kid yourself with this crisis nonsense.

  • If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid use in the United States, the Department of Health and Human Services operates a helpline: 800-662-4357, and has a database of treatment facilities and resources:

  • Why else do you thing the USA military is still in Afghanistan? They have the best opium poppy production on the planet. The joint cheif’s of staff have never had a problem killing their own people for profit. They are literally making a killing.

  • im addicted to Tramadol…. started when had surgery in 2016 but can-t stop….. Ive tried…. facking pain killer: ( the problem is that is very easy to get when you live in a border town….. will see what happens… hope I don’t die

  • You give misinformation within this video. Any drug derived from the opium poppy, even if it’s semi-synthetic like hydrocodone or oxycodone is an OPIATE, not an opioid.

    Opioids described like fentanyl methadone and buprenorphine are made without having to use the opium poppy at all and are concocted within a lab. This is what makes them an opioid not having to use the opium poppy to be created. Coffee, immodium, kratom, ketamine, etc. also activate opioid receptors they just don’t do so as intensely as the above synthetic opioids.

  • There is SO much fear mongering and exaggerated “information” surrounding opiates that people have forgotten (or have never been taught) that opiates HAVE a purpose and a very important one. As someone with a lifelong pain condition, opiates keep me able to function. Without them, me and many others would be living in a homeless shelter or on disability. The increasing restrictions spearheaded by the CDC have caused HUGE issues for chronic pain patients. We can no longer get our meds in the quantity we need them, even if the quantity is small. There are SO many obstacles put in our way barring us from getting the meds we need. It is no coincidence that with the new CDC guidelines for prescribing opiates came an IMMEDIATE and drastic uptick in the number of chronic pain sufferers committing suicide. Most people who take opiates long term for a medical condition are HIGHLY educated and aware of how they work and are the LAST people who would ever use them recreationally because our lives depend on them working.

    Although many lives have been lost due to recreational opiate use, remember that everyday there are people living full, functional lives BECAUSE OF opiates. And to cut off their access is cruel and often deadly.

  • The best way to end the opioid crisis is to just sell the opioids over the counter. If people can get the opioids they want, they will not have to go through withdrawal and the black market. We can also offer everyone addiction therapy and rehab.

  • How about looking into why some can live years on opioids and some die? I need my opioids to kill my pain but now because of this CDC mandate I live in my bedroom because of pain!

  • Nalaxone also gets rid of the high your feeling �� so I hope you got your $300 worth durring your episode while the paramedics reverse your high.

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  • 5:44 Xanax is not an opioid I don’t think it should be shown in the video as it may confuse people into thinking it’s and opioid instead of a benzodiazepine.

  • I feel like schools should actually teach children the reasons drugs aren’t good instead of saying “drugs are bad”. The kids won’t know the risks unless they study them and in this case, not that many kids are interested in this topic. So what about their future? Who’ll remind them of the consequences?
    99% of what schools teach us goes to waste anyway, so let’s benefit the 1% to be useful in life. Things that will help them find their way out of these situations

    ps. when we were learning about drugs in the 4th grade, the teacher was explaining the differences between drugs and medicines and the only thing she said was “drugs are bad and medicines are good”

  • Watching Trainspotting is like catching glimpses into my family. Glimpses only because any of you who are addicts or like me related to them know that movie is not accurate. However, something about it fills me with that warm cozy family gathering feeling. It does not always kill the addict, sometimes it destroys the innocent relatives who have to watch.

  • Btw the opioid crisis was purely made to increase income of the companies which made these drugs. they contacted doctors who can write prescriptions to prescribe the opioid drug more and more in heavy doses even with the most unnecessary times when all you’d have to do is rest