Chronicle: State of Addiction Part 4

ADDICTION AT THE ANNUAL BEDLAM FOOTBALL GAME'

THE PLAYERS HAD SPECIAL DECALS ON THEIR HELMETS ABIGAIL OGLE TELLS US WHY IT HITS ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO HOME FOR THE SOONERS C0029 FOR VO PISTOL PETE AND BOOMER AND SOONER ARE ARCH ENEMIES

BUT WHEN IT COMES TO FIGHTING THE OPIOID CRISIS THEY'RE ON THE SAME TEAM c0031 2:24 what bigger stage than our annual ou osu bedlam game? c0031 :49 Oklahoma ranks number one nationally for the non-medicial use of pain relievers 1:20 every week, 14 oklahomans die because of drug overdose THE OU AND OSU PLAYERS WILL RAISE AWARENESS OF THE EPIDEMIC ON A NATIONAL STAGE AN EPIDEMIC THAT HITS ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO HOME FOR THE SOONERS

gail box c0031 8:21 my son Austin Box died of an accidental overdose vo in "fromOasis" SOAaustinbox mom GAIL BOX'S SON AUSTIN A STAR LINEBACKER FOR O-U DIED IN 2011

C0031 8:58 on that day, my heart was literally ripped from my chest GAIL NOW DEDICATES HER LIFE TO PREVENTING THIS KIND OF PAIN FROM HITTING OTHER FAMILIES C0031 9:45 it's my hope we can raise the veil of shame that is on addiction c0033 3:26 ya know this can happen to anybody 3:18 he was the person that people look up to GAIL BOX SAYS IF SHE COULD TALK TO AUSTIN NOW

SHE WOULD TELL HIM THERE IS NO SHAME IN ASKING FOR HELP SHE HOPES HER MESSAGE WILL RESONATE WITH SOMEONE CURRENTLY STRUGGLING MANY DOCTORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE LOOKING AT ALTERNATIVES TO OPIOIDS WHEN CONTROLLING A PATIENT'S PAIN DURING SURGERY

FENTANYL HELPS CONTROL PAIN QUICKLY BUT DOCTORS ARE AWARE OF THE RISKS "The downside is that we are exposing folks to opioids and so we're focusing more on avoiding having to use the fentanyl and using things like dilaudid during the perioperative period and leaning more on things like nerve blocks and other non-opioid options THAT'S ALL IN EFFORT TO HELP REDUCE THE NUMBER SURGICAL PATIENTS WHO END UP AS CHRONIC OPIOID USERS WE'D LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TONIGHT FOR OUR FOURTH AND FINAL PRIMETIME SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTING OUR COUNTRY'S STATE OF ADDICTION IF YOU NEED HELP, OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES, WE HAVE A PAGE FULL OF RESOURCES

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