Every October, the American Chiropractic Association, ACA, celebrates Chiropractic and how it helps each person who receives an adjustment. This year we are reaching out to educate the public of the real statics of prescription abuse and addiction.
The numbers are outrageous and astounding.
#Chiropractic1st is a way to promote the reduction of pain before the problem or addiction to opioids ever begins.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as one in four patients who receive prescription opioids long term for non-cancer pain in primary care settings struggles with addiction. Every day, more than 1,000 people are treated in the ER for misusing prescription opioids. Deaths involving opioids have quadrupled since 1999; in 2014 alone, more than 14,000 people died from overdoses involving the drugs. That same year, another 2 million people abused or were dependent on opioids.
The problem of prescription drug overuse and abuse reaches beyond the general population. New research suggests that the rising prevalence of chronic pain and opioid use by U.S. combat military personnel is cause for serious concern.
We work everyday to help each person heal naturally and prevent and decrease these numbers. #Chiropractic1st