“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.
There are a couple things to consider before deciding if it is the best option.
The goal is to discuss how best the BARN can support families in the Bangor area.
Maine’s own Dr. Mark Publicker received the award recognizing outstanding contributions to the growth and vitality of our society.
Our current community health epidemic involving opiates is complex. From a medical perspective, doctors must find ways to help patients manage severe pain. This requires balancing all the available options with the risks of each treatment. For those who suffer from substance use disorder, the process of overcoming the powerful effects of opioids is long […]