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Spirit on Tap – The Opioid Crisis: Problems and Solutions
March 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Opioid Crisis: Problems and Solutions
CJ Rhoads, M.Ed., D.Ed.
How would you like to…
- Understand how and why there is an opioid crisis?
- Understand the pain mechanism in the body?
- Know what increases pain and what decreases pain?
- Learn how opioids work within the body to decrease pain?
- Learn how opioids work within the brain to keep people taking them?
- Know the difference between exogenous opioids and endogenous opioids?
- How to decrease back pain, neck pain, knee pain, joint pain, tendon pain, headache, or any other kind of pain – without opioids?
CJ Rhoads is a successful entrepreneur, business owner, consultant, community advocate, speaker and author. She is a Professor at Kutztown University, and runs a non-profit called Health, Prosperity, Leadership Institute as well as being CEO and President of HPL Consortium, a technology development company helping small groups and causes.
CJ Rhoads has lived in chronic pain since November 5, 2002 when she was injured in a devastating car accident. But she doesn’t let her chronic pain stop her. She cracked the code of how pain works, and learned to short-circuit the pain mechanism through integrative health practices so that she can completely ignore the pain and live a full, productive, successful life.
Although she figured out what she needed to do to stay out of pain, at first she didn’t understand the mechanism of HOW it worked. That’s where her research came in. She began to do research on pain, the pain mechanism, integrative healthcare, and opioids in order to figure out exactly what caused her pain to begin with, and how she can help others prevent or solve the same problems.
This led her to further research – on what economic issues caused the opioid crisis to begin with, and why it is so hard for society in general to short circuit the opioid crisis in the future. It also led her to discover that few doctors know very much about the new research on opioids, the pain mechanism, or how to help their patients beyond drugs and surgery. But there is a solution to pain and addiction; we just need more people to understand how it works.