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Beyond Opioids: Alternative Options for Pain Management

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Beyond Opioids: Alternative Options for Pain Management

Dr. Isaac Alexis explains how improving the way opioids are prescribed ensures patients have access to safer, more effective pain treatment.
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    Over 33,000 lives were lost to opioid overdose in 2015, translating into 91 people dying each day, according to the most recent CDC data. Reducing exposure to prescription opioids, for situations where the risks of opioids outweigh their benefits, is a crucial part of reversing this trend.

    Host Dr. Brian McDonough explores alternative options to prescription opioids with addiction specialist Dr. Isaac Alexis, Medical Director of the Lifeline Addiction Center in Beckley, WV. 

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