Opioid Crisis in America

What you may not know is we can stop opioid abuse before it even gets started.
We can do that by focusing on the place opioid use and abuse most often start—after surgery. You read that correctly: opioid abuse starts in the hospital operating room. Nearly 3 million people who had surgery in 2016 became long-term opioid users, continuing to take opioids 3 to 6 months after their procedure. We now have a mandate to stop opioid addiction from beginning in the first place.

If you are concerned about using opioids to treat postsurgical pain, you are not alone. Together, we can do something about it.

You Have a Choice in Pain Management

All Americans have the right to make a more informed surgical choice. This includes effective options for pain control, not all of which are opioids. If you or a loved one are planning a surgery, start the conversation now about pain control with your doctor.

Demand a non-opioid option.

Let’s work together to reverse the current trend of opioid addiction.
It benefits us all to attack the crisis that often begins in our operating rooms. Together we can change the face of postsurgical recovery.

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