Hawai‘i Opioid Initiative kicks off prevention campaign
HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Opioid Initiative (HOI) launched a new campaign this week for those struggling with opioid addiction and their family members. Advertisements will run on television, print, digital and social media outlets through the end of February.
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This Article may have missed the point of the problem.
Itʻs not about agencies, professionals, and after the fact treatment too late in an overdose fatality, etc. Itʻs not about using first choice of pain treatment being prescription drugs, including any pain killers, especially opioids.
Because pain killer drug habituation for some could take only a week, while for some people full physical and mental addiction can be soon to follow, while serving to increase the incredible already 4.4 billion prescription drug sales per year in America. Drugs used as profit, become addiction, and produce more profit and are unethical.
Drug treatment should be the last resort treatment for pain.
Even some pain not associated with musculoskeletal problems can be helped by those who traditionally use only musculoskeletal methods.
Most people in pain are suffering from low back and neck pain or some other musculo~skeletal area, like their extremities, e.g., arms, legs, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles, and feet.
Not one of these problems is caused by not having enough opioids pr other pain killers; so why do the medical people think prescribing opioids and other drugs is the proper thing to do?
Opioid treatment means repeated needless office visit fees paid to doctors and hospitals, leading to, in many cases, unnecessary opioid and other drug addiction and inevitably mutilating surgery.
Besides, there are many alternative practitioners, some of whom are experts in correcting the cause of pain, or at least providing relief of pain wuthout the deadly use or abuse of opioids, etc.
Pain is a warning signal telling that person with pain that something is wrong. Killing the pain without fixing the problem allows the real problem, which is not the pain, to worsen.
For example, taking High Blood Pressure medication only lowers the blood pressure and lowers the blood pressure numbers, neither of which correct the vascular disease you have causing the blood pressure problem.
Artificially Lowering ones blood pressure, and its numbers, without getting the accompanying vascular disease to become well, healthy, and normal, means that blood flow to all of your organs will be lowered as well, less blood flow to organs means less oxygen and nutrients to your organs. Just less blood flow alone to your organs means less oxygen to your organs. Less oxygen results in accelerated DEGENERATION to your vital organs. This means vital organ failure and a sooner death.
You want your blood pressure to be normal without prescription drugs or other artificial methods. This is the same for all body malfunctions or organ failures. You want normal function restored.
You need to restore your health and maintain your health with daily proactive effort.
There are many alternative practioners that remove the cause of pain. Some better than others. To name a few: naturopathic physicians, chiropractors, yoga instructors, massage therapists, physical therapists, homeopaths, diet and nutrition instructors, and C1Atlas Neuro-Spinal Alignment specialists.
Opiates and all other prescription drugs manage pain and malfunctions of the body, masking the signs and symptoms of disease, thus by masking or hiding the symptom, the disease is allowed to continue without proper care and the disese worsens over time.
Opiates should only be used with intractable pain or severe trauma.