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.