September is National Pain Awareness Month. Because Johnson Health Center serves as a primary care facility, we are the first to see patients seeking help managing pain. Opioids are often used to treat pain. In 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency regarding abuse of opioids. In an effort to manage pain, Johnson Health Center offers alternatives to prescribing opioids such as Acudetox and counseling; both of which are outlined in this months video. If you are interested in learning more about these alternatives, please call us 434-929-1400.