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Treating Pain without Opiates
Lee Memorial Health System
Itís being called an epidemic and itís killing more Americans each year than car crashes. Dr. Usman Mian, an emergency physician with Lee Health, is working towards finding a solution to prescription drug abuse. ďOver the last decade weíve lost about half a million people in this country to prescription drugs so itís becoming a large problem. According to the CDC, about 80 people die every day as a result of prescription drugs.Ē

Why People Can Become Addicted to Opioids
NIDDK
Dr. Volkow discusses how taking medicine in a way that is different from what the doctor prescribed can be dangerous.

The Swiss Cheese Model of Drug Addiction
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse introduces The Swiss Cheese Model of Drug Addiction. This video is an application of James Reasonís Swiss Cheese Model of accident causation (1990) to the risk of addictive disorders. The model helps us understand why not everyone who abuses a drug becomes addicted and why it is currently not possible to predict who will.



Chronic Pain, Heroin and the US Epidemic of Opioid Abuse
UCLA Health
UCLA Health physician Keith Heinzerling, MD, talks about chronic pain, heroin and the US epidemic of opioid abuse.

NIDA Emerging Drugs-Methylone and Molly
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH)
NIDA Community Epidemiology Work Group, Southern Florida Rep., Dr. James N. Hall of Nova Southeastern University gives insight on the emerging illicit drug, Molly.