How Primary Care Physicians Can Help with Opioid Addiction?

Opioid addiction is one of the most startling health epidemics that the US has faced in decades. Currently, the National Institute of Drug Abuse estimates that upwards of 35 million people abuse opioids worldwide, with more than 2 million people in the US suffering from opioid addiction and numbers are rapidly growing. It’s not surprising then that Primary Care Physicians are being asked to help patients overcome their addiction.

What is a Primary Care Physician and What Do They Do?

There are some people who are perfectly healthy and rarely visit at the doctors office. Other people may have sporadic health issues, and still others have multiple doctors that they regularly juggle because they have many health issues. So, do all of them need a Primary Care Physician? And if they need one, what does a primary care physicians do exactly?

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