Physicians can choose not to be powerless against opioid addiction
I didn’t become a primary care doctor to treat opioid addiction.
I wasn’t trained for it. To be honest, it scared me.
But when you work, like I do, at a clinic that serves a lot of people who have little money or who struggle with mental health and substance use issues, there comes a point when you have to step up.
When I started seeing patients in 2009, I knew that opioid …