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Heroes Of The Addiction Crisis: How Dr. Russell Surasky is helping people suffering from opiate addiction

We are facing an opiate epidemic in this country, with about 150 people dying each day from opiate overdoses. We are all now just one degree of separation from someone who is addicted to opiates. If you yourself are not dealing with this issue, then it is likely that someone close to you is. There are very few afflictions in this world that can brutally destroy a life the way opiate addiction does. Half of the counties in the United States do not have a single addiction specialist. In the field of neurology, we have learned an enormous amount about how opiates hijack the brain and how we can help individuals escape what is almost always a life and death situation. It is imperative that physicians do everything they can to help better educate the public about addiction and help save the lives of those who are currently addicted.

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