Suffering

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September 12, 2019

Settlement Won’t Restore Ohio City Upended by Opioids

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The tentative settlement involving the opioid crisis and the maker of OxyContin could mean that thousands of local governments will one day be paid back for some of the costs of responding to the epidemic.
Community Conversations — Activity

A Place of Despair

How can we acknowledge and respond to the profound loss - understood expansively - experienced in the opioid epidemic? Participants will explore examples of despair and what our responsibility is to respond in the face of suffering.
Community Conversations — Activity

Pain and Depression

The opioid epidemic has led to increased scrutiny in the management of pain in the United States. New regulations have likely saved lives, but also risk alienating individuals who suffer from chronic pain and have seen their prescriptions curtailed. Using a patient narrative, participants will discuss the merits of using opioids for chronic pain as well as alternative therapies.
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