Chronic Pain, Part 1: The Crisis

Dr. Brent Boyett

HAMILTON - America is in the middle of an epidemic. The disease? Opioid addiction.
And Alabama is in the hotzone.
The Statistics
Over 700,000 people in the U.S. died of a drug overdose between 1999 and 2017, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), which is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 2017, 68% of overdose deaths involved an opioid of some kind. 


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