With an average of 115 people dying from an opioid overdose every single day, the opioid epidemic continues to ravage towns and cities across America. The crisis has received significant attention, becoming the focal point of a number of political campaigns, both state and national.
Now the health insurance company Cigna has announced plans to partner with a number of celebrities to help educate the public about pain management and strategies to prevent opioid abuse and addiction. Familiar faces like chef Rocco Dispirito and football player Travis Kelce will be encouraging people to develop a personalized “pain plan” with their doctor and Cigna has already set up a new pain resources website to provide the information people will need to participate.
Opioids are a highly addictive substance, but having a pain plan in advance can help prevent that addiction from forming. If you are worried that you or a loved one may already be struggling with an opioid addiction, you should seek the attention of a competent medical professional at the earliest possible opportunity.
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