How Do We Liberate a Nation in Pain?

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50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. 20 million have a substance use disorder.

• In 2016, healthcare providers across the U.S. wrote more than 214 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication.

• 11+ million people abused prescription opioids in 2016.

• Every day, more than 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for misusing prescription opioids.

 40%+ of all U.S. opioid overdose deaths in 2016 involved a prescription opioid.

• 49,000 Americans in 2017 died due to opioid overdose.

• Between 2014 and 2017, the overdose death rate from fentanyl climbed by 800%.

Don’t let the people you care about become the next statistic in the Opioid Crisis

The Scary Prediction is 1 Million Opioid-Related Deaths Will Occur in This Decade!

Will Pain Medication Addiction Affect You? A loved one?

A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain

Until now, the national response to the opioid crisis has been too little too late. Our system is trying to slow down the rate at which Americans are dying, and not doing very well. We are distributing the overdose drug, Narcan. We are cracking down on physician overprescribing. We are trying to stop the flow of fentanyl across our borders and through the mail.

Meanwhile, 50 million Americans report they are living in chronic pain. 20 million report they have a substance use problem. The problems here are bigger and deeper than a new overdose drug. America is in need of a change in how we treat pain, how we medicate ourselves, and how we deal with addiction, but, until now, no one has offered a real picture of the way out. The crisis just continues to get worse, not better. Moving from damage control to a solution requires us to be proactive.

In The United States of Opioids, Harry offers a vision and a plan for what we need to do now to prevent any more Americans from becoming another addiction or overdose statistic. Harry lays out the changes our health system needs to make, the root causes of the crisis, and practical steps that all of us can take to move from paralysis to action, from shame to courage. He offers a roadmap for the way out of the deadliest public health disaster in U.S. history. His vision is a call to arms and nothing less than a prescription for liberating a nation in pain.

Opioid Overdose Crisis

The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and fentanyl—is the worst public health disaster in American history. 750,000 overdose deaths. 6 million Americans living with an opioid use disorder. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total “economic burden” of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is over $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice. Where did we go wrong? Who’s to blame?

More importantly, how do we fix the problem before more of our friends and families become another statistic? The United States of Opioids lays out a roadmap for the way out of the deadliest public health crisis in U.S. history, offering insights into how our health system needs to adapt, as well as insights practical tools for families, employers, and communities to prevent and intervene in opioid addiction.

Meet Harry Nelson

Harry is the founder and managing partner of Nelson Hardiman, the largest sole healthcare and life sciences law firm in Los Angeles. His experience in crisis response in opioid overdoses and other healthcare disasters led him to write The United States of Opioids and offer a prescription for liberating a nation in pain. He is also the co-author of the 2017 book, From ObamaCare to Trumpcare: Why You Should Care, about the past, present and future of U.S. health policy.

Since 2016, as part of his work to advance quality and safety standards in addiction treatment, Harry has chaired the board of the Behavioral Health Association of Providers (BHAP), a national education and advocacy organization with over 31,000 subscribers. Join Harry in a nationwide effort to tackle the opioid crisis.

“The Opioid Crisis has already taken nearly a million lives in the past two decades and is getting worse. We need to act now, decisively and together, to put an end to this tragedy.”

“Don’t Sit By While Your Children, Neighbors, and Co-Workers Become Another Opioid Crisis Stat.”

WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK?

• A person struggling personally or watching loved ones struggle with opioid or drug dependence or addiction

• Anyone who cares about how to protect their children,  neighbors, and co-workers

• Anyone trying to make sense of the opioid crisis or what to do about it

• People living with chronic pain

• Health professionals  and anyone working in healthcare organizations trying to understand and navigate the challenges in addiction and pain medicine

• A person curious about alternative therapies for pain and addiction

• A person curious about alternatives like cannabis, CBD, Ibogaine, NAD, and other non-mainstream therapies

• Employers

“Don’t Sit By While Your Children, Neighbors, and Co-Workers Become Another Opioid Crisis Stat”

WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK?

• Anyone with children, neighbors, and co-workers

• Anyone who has struggled with opioid dependence or addiction

• Anyone who has watched friends and loved ones suffer through pain and addiction

• Any health professional trying to understand and navigate the challenges in addiction and pain medicine

• A person curious about alternative therapies for pain and addiction

• A person curious about alternatives like cannabis, CBD, Ibogaine, NAD, and other non-mainstream therapies

In Harry’s Ground-breaking Book You’ll Learn:

• How the Opioid Crisis reflects 100 years of misunderstanding of the interplay between pain, opioids, and addiction.

• How medical training has failed patients in pain.

• Why doctors overprescribe.

• The deeper roots of the Opioid Crisis.

• How our health system is both the problem and solution to  America’s deadliest public health disaster.

• Why shame may be the biggest part of the problem to overcome.

• Why the only way to protect your family and friends is by learning the skills of prevention and intervention.

• Managing chronic pain and medication: understanding your alternatives.

Learn More About The Opioid Crisis From Harry

Pre-Order Harry’s Soon to Be Best Selling Book

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Pre-Order your copy today and a $10 donation will be made in your name to support the organizations listed below.

 

*Book will be delivered in March 2019

BE PART OF A CHANGE

Pre-Order your copy today & $50 will be donated in your name to support the organizations listed below. PLUS receive an exclusive eBook.

 

*Book will be delivered in March 2019

CREATE A BIG IMPACT

Pre-Order 10 copies today & a $150 donation will be made in your name to support the organizations listed below. Plus receive an exclusive eBook.

 

 *Book will be delivered in March 2019

#NotAnotherStat Virtual Donation Wall

When you show your support of the NotAnotherStat movement by pre-ordering a copy of Harry’s book, your name will be displayed on our virtual Donation Wall (in addition to receiving the other benefits listed). Thank you for your support to bring an end to the opioid and addiction crisis in America.

Are you interested in donating in a bigger way and having an even greater impact? Contact us at marketing@nelsonhardiman.com for more information on this great opportunity!

Celebrity-Charity Event

Everyday hundreds of people are becoming addicted to opioids, from prescription painkillers to fentanyl. Join healthcare attorney Harry Nelson, Lisa Marie Presley, and friends for a celebrity-filled evening with a cause – to move forward an agenda to stop opioid addictions nationwide. Network with celebrities, influencers, healthcare professionals, attorneys, survivors, and other Los Angeles crusaders to raise money to help liberate a nation in pain.

Harry Nelson is starting an online revolution to stop the opioid crisis.

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Organizations in Support of the Mission:

Young People in Recovery changes the world so all young people in or seeking recovery are given the opportunity to become empowered. Their national leadership team creates and cultivates local community-led chapters through grassroots organizing and training. Chapters support young people in or seeking recovery by empowering them to obtain stable employment, secure suitable housing, and explore continuing education. Chapters also advocate on the local and state levels for better accessibility of these services and other effective recovery resources.

The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) is a 501-c3 nonprofit and recovery community organization (RCO) that currently serves 25 regional affiliate organizations. These affiliate organizations collectively support over 25,000 persons in addiction recovery who are living in over 2,500 certified recovery residences throughout the United States. Their mission is to support persons in recovery from addiction by improving their access to quality recovery residences through standards, support services, placement, education, research and advocacy.

Fighting for Opioid Relief through Collaborative Effort (FORCE) is a project spearheaded by the Behavioral Health Association of Providers to accelerate cooperation and coordination among government, non-profit, and private organizations focused on reducing opioid-related overdose deaths and expanding access to effective substance use disorder treatment and pain management. FORCE seeks to provide resources and tools to increase awareness, offer ways for individuals to participate in meaningful opioid crisis response, and drive innovation towards essential solutions to end the suffering caused by opioid use disorders.

CONTACT INFORMATION

PHONE: 310-469-7260

EMAIL: Marketing@NelsonHardiman.com