Opioid addicts can seek help on doctor-led Canadian website

Photograph by: Arlen Redekop , Vancouver Sun

Three years ago Jenn Dutton was a successful psychiatric nurse, living in a Vancouver suburb with her boyfriend and his two children.

After a rear-end car accident left her with painful whiplash injuries in her back and neck, Dutton’s physician prescribed Percocet, an opioid pain reliever. Thus, innocently, began her descent into hell.

“I had a happy life, great family and good, supportive friends and I had never struggled with addiction,” she said. “In my car accident I had the kind of soft tissue injuries you’d expect, but I was also diagnosed with a rare chronic pain syndrome, burning mouth syndrome, due to nerve damage in my neck.”

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