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Favoring non-opioid pain relievers and prescribing opioids for a maximum of 7 days for adults and 5 for children per state guidelines. (Emergency staff are prescribing 50% fewer opioids.)
Cleveland Clinic is committed to exploring alternative approaches for:
Using regional anesthesia and analgesia to reduce or eliminate opioid use after surgery.
Combining PT, behavioral therapy and education to ease back pain and disability.
Using time-release local anesthesia to ease pain after mastectomy.
Limiting opioids and focusing on walking and nutrition to reduce complications and shorten hospital stays.
Training unit nurses as ‘champions’ in alternative pain care.
Cleveland Clinic emergency visits in 2016 stemmed from opioid use, including 1,200 for overdose.
An array of
A commitment to recovery
Americans die daily of overdose from prescription opioids, heroin or synthetic opioids like fentanyl.
We fully support those wishing to recover from substance abuse with:
The opioid epidemic is now a National Public Health Emergency:
Random employee drug testing
Psychiatrists and counselors specializing in addiction
A dedicated search for solutions
Beyond PT and nerve blocks and other pain-relieving procedures, we offer:
of current heroin use begins with a prescription opioid.
alternative pain strategies
Addiction care during pregnancy
Free after-hours support groups
Americans lost their lives to opioids in 2016, more than during the Vietnam War.
Cognitive behavioral therapy
A problem of epic proportions
Extensive outpatient and day program services
A hospital-based addiction treatment center
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