The Opioid Crisis: Together, We Can Help Each Other

by Don Holman
Don provides current events updates regarding national policy on the addiction and opiate crisis in the US 

The Opioid crisis is such a complex problem and reminds me of solving a Rubik’s cube.

On October 7, 2018 I attended the FED UP Rally at Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. FED UP is an advocacy group that focuses on keeping the Pharmaceutical Companies and the FDA accountable for their part in creating the Opioid Crisis and ensuring that they do not continue on the same path. The Rally each year in D.C. is an opportunity for those who … Read more... “The Opioid Crisis: Together, We Can Help Each Other”

Ask your oral surgeon to stop prescribing oxycodone for teen wisdom teeth removal

And parents please stop asking for it.

Seven percent of patients prescribed narcotic or opioid analgesics will become addicted.* Some statistics put it as high as 10%. Still others will abuse it or sell it. Do you want that to be your kid?

If you’ve never had an opiate, percocet, oxycodone or vicodin, you shouldn’t risk it either.

One pill can trigger an addiction

opiate-addiction

You may not be someone prone to addiction. You may have thrown up or gotten sick or had some other bad experience.

For those with a predisposition for addiction, the result can be quite different and often has the effect … Read more... “Ask your oral surgeon to stop prescribing oxycodone for teen wisdom teeth removal”