Tag: opioid

America Is Losing the War on Chronic Pain Written by Anna Wahrman with additional reporting by Whitney Akers on November 9, 2017 In the face of an escalating opioid crisis, at least 100 million people with chronic pain aren’t getting the relief they need and are seeking alternatives. More than 30 percent of Americans are living with…

Most People Don’t Actually Feel Euphoric When They Take Opioids, Study Finds

By Nicoletta Lanese – Staff Writer 11 days ago Health Opioids are known to spark feelings of euphoria in users, but does everyone really share the same experience? Opioids jump-start the brain’s reward system, provoking a burst of pleasurable feelings along with a dizzying drug-induced high. At least that’s what scientists used to think. But mounting…

How opioid rules impact chronic pain patients

Some chronic pain patient said new opioid laws are impacting access to medication they need. Author: Anusha Roy Published/UPDATED: 10:07 PM MST November 6, 2019 DENVER — In our ongoing coverage of the opioid crisis, a Next with Kyle Clark viewer pointed out a perspective that he felt deserved some attention: the impact changing opioid…

What I’m Required to Go Through to Get My Prescriptions for Chronic Pain 

Good, law-abiding people are suffering severely in the fallout from recent state and federal laws. These laws and prevailing societal views all begin with the false assumption that prescription pain pills are entirely to blame for rising heroin and fentanyl abuse rates. Chronic pain patients, including many elderly and disabled citizens, often feel treated like…