Prescription Opioid Drug Abuse has become a major epidemic in the United States. Each day, almost 7,000 people are treated in emergency departments for using these drugs in a manner other than as directed.
Recognizing that opioid abuse is a national health epidemic, the AMA Alliance, in collaboration with the American Medical Association, is focusing efforts and attention to educating physician families and our communities about the causes, the dangers, and the treatments of opioid abuse and addiction.
Heather Rifkin, the president of the Mississippi State Medical Association Alliance, stopped by the studio to share more about their programs.
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