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.
The practice of medicine cannot be in a vacuum. There are instances where pain is truly severe – so severe that taking alternative pain medications to opioids will not cut it. In these instances of acute pain, the pain is expected to subside in a matter of a days. As medical practitioners, we cannot simply ignore reality and turn a blind eye to extreme pain in an acute setting.