The National Institute on Drug Abuse said roughly 21-29% of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them. Between 8-12 of those patients will develop an opioid use disorder.

That’s why the Grand Junction VA Center is offering a new Whole Health Life Approach, which offers alternatives for patients who need help managing their pain.

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