The U.S. Pain Foundation is a 501 non-profit organization that was formed in 2012 for the purpose of serving those who live with pain conditions and their care providers.
They are particularly focused here:
“The opioid-abuse epidemic is a tragedy, one that requires a thoughtful, national response. However, our country’s response to the opioid epidemic has had drastic, unintended consequences for people suffering with pain. We support public policy to combat addiction and drug overdose while additionally recognizing the needs of people with chronic pain.”
They have created an extraordinarily easy to use web-site that allows you, with a click or two, to submit the following letter to your U.S. Legislators and with various media organizations.
You can find the Link here,
“As a stakeholder in our nation’s fight against chronic pain, I am writing to let you know of the invaluable relief that is needed and which is provided when I have access to treatments just as, alternative care, pain medications and integrative approaches.
As you consider legislation to address the opioid crisis, I urge you to protect access to pain relief for people with chronic pain, including cancer survivors, Crohn’s patients, people with rheumatoid arthritis and other invisible, painful conditions.
We must address the opioid crisis and the incidence of substance abuse and overdose in our nation. However, we cannot do so by denying people with debilitating conditions access to pain relief or stigmatize them for requiring pain medication. I ask you to enact sensible legislation that recognizes people with pain matter.”