Judge Jodi Debbrecht Switalski told us that one in three Americans surveyed blamed doctors for the current opioid overuse problem. A majority of people that become addicted arise from sports injuries and wisdom teeth extractions after which it is not unusual to receive a refillable prescription for thirty Vicodin. Many people claim their physicians don’t advise them that Vicodin may be habit-forming. Wouldn’t it be wise to inform patients of all risks when prescribing painkillers? Judge Jodi said that doctors should 1.Inform 2. Monitor and 3. Document the process of making patients fully aware of both the benefits and risks of any medical treatment.READ MORE
Former Head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), NYC, Bob Stutman, was interviewed on Community Forum in depth about the Opioid Epidemic in the US.READ MORE
On May 18, 2017, Judge Jodi was honored to join the United to Face Addiction rally in Lansing, Michigan for the 2nd year running. The synergy and people in attendance made it an extraordinary event!
UFAM is dedicated to unifying the voices of the millions of Michigan citizens impacted by addiction and the many organizations working to CHANGE the way addiction is perceived and treated in the State.
Their bold mission is to create strength in unity to:
– Eliminate stigma
– Improve access to treatment
– Support prevention
– Promote recovery through advocacy, education, and outreach.
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