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Morton: Opioid Abuse is More Than a 'Doctor Problem'

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 | 1038 | 0 | min read

Every day, another overdose reinforces the gravity of the opioid abuse epidemic.  Dr. Joel Morton You know that many of those misusing opioids start their fatal journey with a genuine injury and a legitimate painkiller prescription. And then, when you hear 12 states have more opioid prescriptions than people, you might wonder if the problem can ever be solved at all. Unfortunately, the opioid epidemic is complicated. Ending it will require many people to take coordinated action — starting, yes, with doctors, but certainly not ending there.  First, understand that pai...

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