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Solving the Pain and Addiction Epidemic

  BY: BRETT JOHNSON, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The U.S. Surgeon General published a report this week, entitled “Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health”. This Report takes a comprehensive look at the national addiction epidemic, covering the misuse of alcohol, prescription drugs, and other substances, and bringing together the best available science on the adverse health consequences of drug and alcohol abuse. The Report also sets forth current trends in prevention, treatment, and recovery. Approximately 12.5 million Americans reported misusing prescription pain relievers Read more...