Edit ModuleShow Tags

The Opioid Problem and the Scripps Solution

It’s no surprise some of these deadly addictions start in a hospitals or doctor’s office. Here’s what Scripps is doing to change that.



Published:

Roughly 5 to 10 percent of people who use opioid painkillers for more than a few days get hooked. The highly addictive nature of these medications has also fueled their trade on the black market, and because they’re pricey, it sometimes leads addicts to seek a cheaper high from heroin. Doctors, hospitals, and health systems are starting to realize some of these addictions start with them, and are taking steps to reverse the trend. At Scripps, that means educating patients about opioid use and alternative pain relief methods, and working with doctors on opioid prescribing standards. Read more about how Scripps is working to be part of the solution here. Plus, for a convenient chart on how to tell if you need to visit the emergency room, an urgent care center, or a Scripps HealthExpress, click here

For more nutrition, wellness, and healthy living tips, sign up for the San Diego Health newsletter here.


San Diego Magazine has partnered with Scripps Health to bring you the stories behind some of the most innovative health care in America, happening right here in San Diego. Stay tuned for more inspiration from San Diego Health.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

10 Holiday Cocktails to Get You in the Spirit

From a cocktail-centric holiday pop-up to Grandma’s secret hot buttered rum

A Critic's Take: Seven Restaurant Trends That Defined 2018

Poke exhaustion, the arrival of plant dishes, and a shortage of cooks are some of biggest restaurant trends of the year

12 special beers that will add sparkle to your season

A round-up of holiday releases from Mission, The Lost Abbey, Ballast Point, Burning Beard, Stone, SouthNorte, Port and more
Edit Module

Subscribe to the Blog

 
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Win Tickets to the 41st Annual SDCCU Holiday Bowl

This year’s Utah vs. Northwestern match-up marks the Holiday Bowl’s second straight paring of teams that are ranked nationally in the top 25

Winter is Waiting in Montana’s Yellowstone Country

Win a trip for two that includes roundtrip airfare from Long Beach and a stay at the Element by Westin in Bozeman, Montana
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Win a Trip for Two to Yellowstone Country Montana
    Win a trip for two to Bozeman, Montana including roundtrip airfare and lodging
  2. Sushi’s Next Gen Is Here at Himitsu
    In La Jolla, a Sushi Ota protégé sticks to an age-old tradition of quality
  3. 10 Hot Plates: San Diego's Top Food News in October
    The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
  4. San Diego Events Calendar: October 2018
    How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
  5. San Diego's Top Doctors 2018
    Our annual list of 717 physicians in 88 specialties, plus five physicians open up about the emotional burdens of their fields
  6. Incoming: The Hold Fast
    One of the country’s top sustainable sushi chefs is opening a handroll bar serving 100-percent local seafood
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module