Full Version: The Opioid Crisis the News Isn’t Talking About
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Members of Not Dead Yet are saying,

A national grassroots disability rights organization, and some of us are living with chronic pain ourselves. Based on our knowledge of the disability community through personal experience and through our work, we have not seen disabled people with chronic pain experiencing opioid use disorder. What we are seeing is many disabled people who are suffering due to the lack of access to opioid medication[2] previously available as part of comprehensive strategies and approaches to address chronic pain. They are experiencing an increase in chronic pain and other symptoms associated with that pain. Disabled people and others with chronic pain are rarely the ones who are abusing opioids,[3] but they are the ones who are having to deal with chronic pain symptoms without access to medications that made this pain more tolerable.