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Opioid Addiction: 3 Things You Should Know

Recently, “Special Doc” Uday Jani, MD, was a keynote speaker for an opioids awareness conference sponsored by Beebe Healthcare. Attendees discussed potential solutions to the growing problem of opioid addiction.

A few important takeaways:

  • Pain medicine has an addictive property which leads to dependence.
  • Opioid addiction is occurring across the country and impacts all ages and demographics.
  • Young people are particularly vulnerable: “This is a generation of a quick fix. So it’s like, ‘I have a problem; give me a pill,’ and that needs to change,” said Dr. Jani.

View Dr. Jani’s interview with WRDE-TV here.

Learn more about pain management and opioids here.

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