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The opioid crisis; another point of view from an addiction psychiatrist.

The opioid crisis; another point of view from an addiction psychiatrist. It’s tough to be an American in pain.  It is even tougher if you visited your doctor for back pain, knee pain, or some other painful issue a while ago and you were given an opioid to which you became unknowingly addicted. It is unfortunate that medical doctors have so little training in how to evaluate the musculoskeletal system and resort to medication instead. According to an addiction psychiatrist, the problem may also be one of depression, anxiety, other mental health conditions, or current or prior problems with drugs Read More »