Category: NOVEMBER 2019

Opioid Crisis Fast Facts

CNN Editorial Research Updated at 7:12 PM ET, Mon November 18, 2019 (CNN) — Here’s a look at the opioid crisis. Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic. An estimated 10.3 million Americans aged 12 and older misused opioids in 2018, including 9.9 million prescription pain reliever abusers and…

50 Ways to Support a Loved One on a Chronic Pain Day 

Last week, I posted a question on my Instagram story asking, “how can people help you on hard days?” I was blown away by the quality and quantity of the responses I received. One thing I’ve learned from my own chronic illness journey is that often, the most effective forms of support are not intuitive.  The people…

How It Feels When My Chronic Pain Is at a ‘Worse Day’ Level  Chronic PainYou don’t have to go through chronic pain alone. Our community is here for you.  250K people EDITOR’S NOTE If you experience suicidal thoughts, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741.…