Instead of another sad statistic of a death, we have the good news of a life saved.
And heroin deaths have now surpassed gun homicides.
It gives me hope. Something we all need these days.
Now we have a new, terrifying wrinkle in this mess.
“Newer research tells us that opioids can actually cause pain. It activates the pain centers in the brain and the pain receptors on the cells, so it’s really, for a lot of people, making their pain worse or keeping their pain alive.”
The main takeaway is that Washington County is still experiencing a staggering rate of death.
It may not be a replacement to treatment, but it has the potential to be a strong enhancement.
Doesn’t it feel great when good people are awarded for their hard work? That’s exactly what is happening here.
“I was intent on reducing the painful suffering of my patients, and too unaware of the suffering that might develop if my pills were used inappropriately.”
Max was scared that the pain medication needed after his surgery to fix a broken bone in his hand would hurt him, and he was right.