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Painkillers - are you treating the symptom and not the cause?

04 May, 10:50 AM

It is estimated that between 26.3 and 36.1 million people are dependent on opioids or painkillers worldwide.

According to a recent study*, in South Africa nearly 45% of people seeking treatment for prescription medicine dependence reported the use of opiate painkillers. In this second part of the interview, Dr. Robert Delgado tells us why he thinks South African practitioners are heavy-handed with prescription meds, as we hear more about "mechanistic" versus "vitalistic" approaches to healthcare. Watch. 

*Study conducted by the Houghton House Drug Addiction Recovery Centre

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