Report: Doctors More Wary of Prescribing Pills

Dr. Christo joins Stateside to discuss the difficult balance between trying to help people who have legitimate pain needs and people who may have an addiction issue. Watch now!    

Patient Story: How Chronic Pain Led to Chronic Addiction

For as long as I can remember, I was plagued with chronic urinary tract and kidney infections. Growing up in a small town, my mom and I would venture into the local family practitioner’s office almost weekly. The doctor would write me a prescription for an antibiotic and send us on our way, without any …

Fighting the Opioid Crisis – Fox News

Should marijuana be used to address the opioid crisis? Jun. 23, 2018 – 3:16 – Some push to provide pot as a substitute for painkillers; pain management specialist weighs in on ‘Fox & Friends.’

War on Opioids featured on i24 News

CROSSROADS | War on Opioids with Dr. Paul Christo Watch Dr. Christo discuss the war on opioids live on air. He discusses the new proposed bill, how programs can be effective for people battling addiction, what role the drug makers play, and the pain epidemic in America today.

Chronic pain patients report struggles under tighter opioid regulations

By Kate Masters Terri Boettcher, a chronic pain patient, in her Middletown home discusses her struggles with back and other pain and treatment. Staff photo by Bill Green. Originally published on The Frederick News-Post. For almost half a year, Susan Haller has watched her husband — a chronic pain patient — slowly erode. Until the summer …

Dr. Christo LIVE on Clear Cut with Michelle Makori

CLEARCUT | Report: drugmakers paid to promote opioids Dr. Paul Christo was a guest expert LIVE on Clear Cut with Michelle Makori on i24 News. He discusses how drugmakers are paid to promote opioids and answers tough questions about being a chronic pain physician in the age of opioid addiction.

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Addiction And Sleep

This Article Originally Appeared On bestmattressreviews.com Addiction and sleep share a problematic bidirectional relationship, where each influences the other. Many people treat sleep problems with drugs and alcohol, which can lead to addiction. People who are already addicted to drugs and alcohol undergo changes in their sleep architecture and sleep needs, forcing them to increasingly rely …

Opioids: A U.S. Public Health Emergency

President Trump made it official last week: The opioid crisis confronting the United States qualifies as a public health emergency. For a country ravaged by opioid abuse and overdoses, consensus that the federal government must do more is growing. Consider these statistics on opioids in the US, from the CDC: Opioid overdoses have quadrupled since …

[FREE DOWNLOAD] Opioids: Get The Facts

Opioids are some of the oldest pain medications in use. In general, opioids mimic the activity of molecules called endorphins that we produce in our body. Endorphins bind to certain receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and even to nerves in other parts of the body, such as the knee, to reduce pain. Opioids also …