Students from Arizona State University’s Cronkite News provided an exceptional service by shining a light on a problem that has reached epidemic proportions. The problem is opioids, which are killing people nationally and locally at an alarming rate. Sadly in Arizona, one person dies from an opioid overdose every day.
After experiencing a tragic loss, one Phoenix family benefitted from the whole person/whole health care approach provided by the Terros Health team. The mother, father and three children receive primary and behavioral health services throughour 27th Avenue Integrated Care location.
While current actions are a step forward in the war on drugs, we must also focus on early detection and intervention. Much has been said about the meteoric rise of drug abuse in America. What hasn’t been talked about enough are comprehensive strategies for addressing the problem.
Visit a Terros Health Care Clinic and you may not hear the phrase “whole health care,” but you’ll no doubt experience it. “Physical and mental health conditions used to be treated in silos, but this is starting to change,” said Robert Allen, M.D., Terros Health Primary Care Physician and Addictionologist. “At Terros Health, we have begun treating the ‘whole’ person and the outcomes have been promising.”