Michelle Leavy surrounded by her three sons. She became addicted to opioids when she was discharged from the hospital with doctors’ advice to use them for her pain after a cesarean section. She is now in recovery. Courtesy of Michelle Leavy
Doctors at some of the country’s largest hospital chains admit they went overboard with opioids to make people as pain-free as possible.
Now the doctors shoulder part of the blame for the country’s opioid crisis. In an effort to be part of the cure, they’ve begun to issue an uncomfortable warning to patients: You’re going to feel some pain.
“I had the C-section,