Chronic Pain? Watch Out for Addiction!

Five times! That’s how much hospitalizations for opioid misuse have increased in the elderly since 1993, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. U.S. News & World Report came out with an excellent article today: Silent Epidemic: Seniors and Addiction. Of course, it goes into more detail on the problem, but, more importantly, it addresses some of the things that are being done in terms of doctor education, and covers some non-addictive pain medications.