A physician’s personal story with opioids

“I found myself counting the remaining tablets each day.” After getting surgery for a herniated disc, physician Andy Lamb realized just how easy it was to fall into the pit of opioid addiction. He tried rationalizing his Oxycontin use; he thought he wouldn’t become addicted because he had self-discipline, even though he began to look forward to taking it everyday. He realized how wrong he was after reality — in the form of withdrawal — set in. Read full article here


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