About 30 years ago, the medical community shifted how they thought pain should be addressed. "Pain is a 5th vital sign" became a rallying cry, and new medications were created to block pain… at all costs. It’s past time we take a stand against opioids.
There is no question that opioids are powerful pain killers. The problem is... they are also highly addictive and don't actually fix the cause of your pain. Here is how Los Angeles can start to find relief without opioids.