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Dependent Upon Opioids: A Call for Resistance

Get a perspective from the other side of the opioid crisis, where these medications provide vital relief for people with chronic pain.

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    “Seventy-five percent of people who misuse opioids become addicted after taking medications that were not prescribed for them.” -Stat from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health
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