Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Opioid Crisis Illuminates the Need to See Pain Medicine Specialists

The opioid crisis has made physicians increasingly wary about prescribing the potentially addictive drugs to their patients in pain. But there is a silver lining – experts in pain medicine, such as physician anesthesiologists, can create individualized pain management plans that include alternatives to opioids that are safer and often work better.