More School Districts Provide Counseling for Students Affected by Family Opioid Use
A growing number of school districts nationwide are providing mental health counseling for students whose families are affected by opioid use, NPR reports.
More than one-third of doctors surveyed said reducing opioid prescribing has hurt patients with chronic pain. The survey was conducted for the newspaper by the SERMO physicians social network, an online community that allows doctors to anonymously share ideas and concerns.
Doctors said the two main reasons they have cut back were the risks and hassles involved in prescribing opioids, and a better understanding of the painkillers’ risks.