A new study reveals that most prescription opioid overdose patients who survive the overdose go right on getting more opioids prescribed to them after they recover.
And that’s not all.
A significant number of those patients – as many as one out of every six – suffers another overdose fairly soon.
And there’s more.
Everyone knows, or should know, that a nonfatal opioid overdose offers a perfect opportunity to identify and treat substance abuse disorders. The patient is right there, thankful to be alive and breathing again. The moment to reach out and help, the best time for an intervention, is now.
But it seems that few ever receive an […]