Preventing drug addiction: Looking at alternative ways to manage pain

CLEVELAND, Ohio– It’s no secret opiate abuse can lead to heroin addiction. Now a local doctor is speaking up to save lives about the surprising place addiction often starts. “The addiction can clearly start at the doctor’s office; in fact, in my experience it’s been the majority of the time,” said Dr. Christine Alexander-Rager, a family medicine doctor at MetroHealth Medical Center. Last week, Ohio Governor John Kasich announced restrictions on prescribing prescription drugs. They...

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