Mississippi Physicians Creating Opioid Use Alternatives Model

Mississippi’s statistics on opioid use resulting in addiction and deaths are scary, and everyone seems to agree that there is an issue, but what to do next is up for debate.

A team of University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) physicians and caregivers is tackling the problem of pain from different angles. Let’s face it, people are still going to experience pain. Finding alternatives to opioids to manage pain is a positive step.

The Medical Center’s pain management physicians are partnering with the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior to develop a first-time clinical treatment model around the issue of opioid abuse.

Dr. Ken Oswald, assistant professor of anesthesiology and leader of the Medical Center’s acute pain service, joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to share more.