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The US Opioid Crisis

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Opioids, aka narcotics, are highly addictive pain medications. While they are strong pain relievers, they have a very high addiction and abuse potential.

  • The US consumes 90% of the world’s opioids
  • The US has the highest drug overdose rate in the world
  • Opioids are the leading cause of death of Americans under the age of 50
  • The White Council of Economic Advisers’ most recent analysis estimates the opioid epidemic cost $696 billion in 2018 and more than $2.5 trillion between 2015 and 2018.

If you are experiencing pain, whether acute or chronic, “Natural First” is our motto at Modern Chiropractic Chicago. Chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy and physical therapy are all safe, effective and drug-free therapies to help with your pain relief.

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