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ADDICTIONS DOCTOR ISSUES PLEA FOR ALTERNATIVES TO POWERFUL OPIOIDS

Dr. Peter Butt, an addictions consultant for the Saskatoon Health Region, issued a national appeal in the pages of the Toronto Globe and Mail for help in combating opioid addiction for chronic pain.

“We need to find new ways of helping treat people with chronic pain without prescribing them opoids”, he told his interviewer. “If you constantly chase chronic pain, it’ll just keep coming back, and the dose of opioids will just escalate and escalate to a point where there’s a problem.”

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