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.
While much of the information about how the opioid epidemic is shocking, it's important to understand how we got here. Here is the truth behind opioids that Long Island needs to know.