This paper summarises the current opioid crisis in Australia and offers recommendations and strategies where chiropractic, on both an individual practitioner and professional level, can engage with the problem, with a view to mitigating the risks of harm of opioid overuse. The authors also describe how engaging with the opioid crisis may indeed assist in promoting and lobbying for evidence-based, guideline-concordant management for non-cancer spinal pain.
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