Dually Heard Podcast: Dr. Barbara Herbert on pain management and addiction
June 19, 2015 § Leave a comment
Over the past year, health professionals, government officials, and the media have been focused more and more on the opiate addiction crisis. Opioid-related deaths have risen by 50% since 2013 in Massachusetts, and the state is taking significant steps to address the problem, including support for treatment and reintegration efforts and funding for prescription monitoring programs.
In the latest podcast of our new series, Dually Heard, Dr. Barbara Herbert, Commonwealth Care Alliance’s Medical Director of Addiction Service, discusses the current opiate and prescription drug addiction crisis. She also addresses pain management and describes proven approaches to tackling addiction.