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It's no secret that there is an opioid problem in the United States right now. So much of a problem, that it has become an epidemic. In 2015, the CDC reported more than 33,000 deaths from opioid overdoses, and it's continuing to rise. What we need is a solution, and we know that chiropractic should be a crucial part of that solution. How is that going to happen? By sharing what we know! So help us spread the word! Talk to your patients, your friends and family, strangers on the street, talk to anyone and everyone to help end this epidemic!  

 

The solution is here! Chiropractors can offer safe, effective treatment prior to opioid usage. Ohio has recently mandated 60 days of conservative treatment, including chiropractic care, physical therapy, rest and other non-surgical interventions prior to surgery. View the article by clicking here.  

 

Looking for a chiropractor? We can help! Visit needchiro.com to find a CCA member near you!

 

September is Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links and Resources:


JAMA Article - As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Complementary Health Approaches to Pain Gain Traction 

 

Foundation 4 Chiropractic Progress Resources

Opioid White Paper 

Opioid Toolkit here   

 

Studies suggests chiropractic care reduces need for opioid prescriptions

 

Grand JunctionOpioid overdoses to be focus of Aug. 31 vigil

 

Steamboat Springs - Our view: The battle against the opioid epidemic continues

 

The Colorado Health Institute has released this information regarding the Substance Use in Colorado. Click the picture below or Click here to access their presentation

 

 

The Colorado Medical Society has recognized there is an Opioid Epidemic

 

Proclamation signed by Governor Hickenlooper in 2016:

 

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