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U.S. Surgeon General and Sen. Dick Durbin Bring Turn the Tide campaign to Haymarket
The national Turn the Tide campaign continued with a stop in Chicago Wednesday, August 10. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy joined U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Vice-President of Clinical Services at Haymarket Center, Dan Lustig, Psy.D., to tour Haymarket Center in Chicago and hear directly from the health care providers who are working daily to combat the opioid epidemic – an epidemic that now kills more Americans than car accidents.
Turn the Tide is a national campaign based on the concept of “prescribers talking to prescribers.” Turn the Tide aims to educate prescribers about the opioid epidemic, mobilize health care professionals to improve prescribing practices, provide the public with information to protect themselves and their families from opioid misuse and overdose, and change the cultural perceptions of addiction, so that it is seen not as a moral failing but a chronic illness that must be treated with skill, urgency and compassion.