National Chiropractic Organization Works to Curb Opioid Use in Expectant Mothers

December 5, 2018, 7:15 am EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) – It’s a statistic that brings the current state of the nation’s opioid crisis to a sobering reality.

In 2018, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reported more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids every day .

Surprisingly, pregnant women are one of the largest demographics suffering from the effects of this epidemic. In 2016, Science Daily released a study revealing 22 percent of expectant mothers are prescribed opioids during their pregnancy.

One of the nation’s leading chiropractic organizations, Healthsource, is working to combat this crisis and offer a better alternative.

Dr. Chris Tomshack joined us in-studio to talk dangers and alternatives of the opioid epidemic for pregnant women.