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Research on Opioid Use
Mayo Clinic
Dr. Molly Jeffery and Dr. W. Michael Hooten share new Mayo Clinic research on trends in opioid use. Dr. Jeffery is the scientific director of Emergency Medicine Research at Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Hooten is a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist.

Treating Pain without Opiates
Lee Memorial Health System
Its being called an epidemic and its 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. Over the last decade weve lost about half a million people in this country to prescription drugs so its becoming a large problem. According to the CDC, about 80 people die every day as a result of prescription drugs.

Why People Can Become Addicted to Opioids
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 Reasons 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.