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What can society do to help prescription painkiller abuse?

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry
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In brief: Educate, help, treat

Provide education regarding the dangers of such use.
Addiction is a medical disorder that is treatable and can be life saving. Patients must have access to treatment programs that are cost effective and provide quality care. Insurance companies must provide coverage for addictive disorders as they do for other serious and chronic disorders like diabetes and hypertension.

In brief: Educate, help, treat

Provide education regarding the dangers of such use.
Addiction is a medical disorder that is treatable and can be life saving. Patients must have access to treatment programs that are cost effective and provide quality care. Insurance companies must provide coverage for addictive disorders as they do for other serious and chronic disorders like diabetes and hypertension.
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