A Surgeon’s Take on the Opioid Crisis


The opioid addiction crisis is one of the deadliest epidemics our nation has ever faced. A presidential commission recently reported that 142 Americans die from opioid-related causes every day, the equivalent of the September 11th death toll every three weeks. With addiction rates skyrocketing and opioid-related deaths quadrupling since 1999, this public health crisis is being discussed from the White House to operating rooms around the country. 

One of those leading the charge is Team Growing Bolder Medical Director Robert Masson, M.D., a world-renowned neurosurgeon. He explains his philosophy on prescribing pain medications and reveals what he and his team are doing to combat the crisis. Find out why he wants every patient, no matter what health issues he or she is facing, to understand that being pain-free isn’t the goal.