Here at Holistic Family Chiropractic, we’ve launched an initiative to inform and support the community in the use of safe and effective alternatives to opioids.
Opioid Related Deaths
Did you know opioids are the leading killer of Americans under the age 50, and Ohio has been noted as the center of the opioid crisis with more than 10,000 related deaths in 2017 alone? (NBC News)
Just over 63 percent of the more than 52,000 fatalities reported in 2015 were linked to the illicit use of prescription painkillers.
Noted as a “mass-casualty event,” the opioid crisis is still claiming lives and has expanded to include illegal drugs like Heroine and the synthetic opioid, Fentanyl.
Escalation of Use and Opioid Trends
If this trend is unchanged, the annual number of opioid overdose deaths will increase from 33,100 in 2015 to 81,700 in 2025, an increase of 147% according to recent research. (Pharmacy Times)
Safe, Effective Alternatives – Available Now
HFC seeks to convey the value of non-pharmacologic care and provide an array of alternatives to help you:
· Better cope with pain
· Consistently use drug-free care
· Maximize your insurance coverage
· Reduce your healthcare costs
Learn more by reviewing the landmark 2017 study, Chiropractic: A Key to America’s Opioid Exit Strategy.
Join Us on February 12
On Tuesday evening, February 12, Dr. Michael James will present these and other findings, and detail natural ways to cope with pain and encourage healing.
Seating is limited for this free community event that includes a healthy meal beginning at 6:00 p.m.
RSVP by calling 330-479-9345.