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In Prince’s Battle With Opioids, a Familiar Narrative That Begins With Pain - The New York Times

In Prince’s Battle With Opioids, a Familiar Narrative That Begins With Pain - The New York Times
Fans all over the world are grieving for grieving for the artist known as Prince. Facts are emerging about the life he lived when not on stage. He had hip surgery after many years of performing. Like any athlete, functioning at a high level, he was motivated to work through a lot of pain. Apparently, he crossed the line between taking prescribed pain killers for short term recovery into becoming addicted to them over the long haul. Opioids, the "go-to" drugs for short term recovery are being over prescribed. Orthopedic surgeons share the responsibility for curbing this trend. This is one of the many reasons why prescribing narcotics long after an injury or surgery is generally not a good idea.
 

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