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    Fourteen things Trump needs to know about opioids

     

     

     

    8.     Investments should be made to empower patients to better control their own pain and symptoms.

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    “Self-management courses, mindfulness-based stress reduction, physical therapy, and pain psychology are all science-backed, effective treatments for pain that help reduce reliance on opioids and other pain medication, according to Darnall.

    “Yet often patients can more easily access opioids than these effective behavioral treatments; policy changes are needed to flip this and reduce patient risks,” Darnall says.

     

     

     

     

     

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