Opioid Crisis Expert and Owner of Accessible Beltway Clinics, Dr. John Rosa Urges Readers To Refuse Opioid Pills For Pain Management

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Dr. John P. Rosa, opioid crisis expert and owner of Accessible Beltway Clinics, addresses the beginning of the use of opioids for pain management and what we know today, clarifying that reversing the trend is not going to happen with another pill.

ROCKVILLE, MD. November 29, 2018: Owner of Accessible Beltway Clinics and opioid crises expert, Dr. John Rosa, posted a new article on his website entitled, “Just Say No To Pills, Pills, And More Pills,” in which Dr. Rosa reveals that the pills create more pain than they relieve.

Dr. Rosa questions, “Do we really think all it takes to effectively reverse the effects of one pill is another pill? Really? What are we doing?” He emphatically states, “We must get over the idea that pills are magic.” He goes on to add, “We must remember what Einstein said. First of all, he said that insanity is when we keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different outcome. And secondly, he said we cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.”

According to Dr. Rosa, “This is why if we are to effectively stem and eventually stop the opioid epidemic in this country, we must stop believing that pills are magic.” He elaborates, “We must turn our attention to the amazing healing abilities of our bodies and we must give them the time they need to heal. Healing is not an instantaneous process. I know that’s difficult for a society that wants instant gratification to hear, but it’s the truth and it’s the only way to effectively put an end to the opioid crisis in this country.”

Referring to the opioid crisis that plagues the nation, Dr. Rosa says, “Just look at how it all got started, then see if you think it can be turned around with a pill.” He writes, “According to drugabuse.gov, “In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates. This subsequently led to widespread diversion and misuse of these medications before it became clear that these medications could indeed be highly addictive.”

“Slowly, but surely,” says Dr. Rosa, “we began seeing the opioid overdose rates increase. According to the government statistics, “In 2015, more than 33,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid. That same year, an estimated 2 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and 591,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder (not mutually exclusive).”

“Today we know so much more about opioids and addiction,” says Rosa. He lists a number of statistics one of which states that, “About 80percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids.”

Source: https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-overdose-crisis

Read the entire article at https://drjohnrosa.com/just-say-no-to-pills-pills-and-more-pills/

About John P. Rosa

Dr. Rosa is the Owner/manager of 14 health clinics in the Baltimore/Washington DC metro areas concentrating on musculoskeletal injuries of acute, subacute and chronic nature. He oversees the Integrative Medicine practice group which includes general medicine, Chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture and behavioral medicine that sees over 60,000 patient visits per year.

Active in sports medicine with consulting/treating college, professional and Olympic athletes. Creator of 24/7 RnR (Relief and aiding Recovery) an FDA approved analgesic cream. Founder of Accessible Wellness Solutions – an onsite corporate wellness program offering consulting, lectures and clinic management.

Leader in Chiropractic 

Trustee of New York Chiropractic College for over 15 years and serving final 3-year term as Chairman of the Board.

Integrative Medicine Specialist:

  • Board service to Maryland University of Integrative Health
  • Consultant on Integrative Medicine to hospital cancer center
  • Reduced opioid prescriptions by 70% by integrating Chiropractic, physical therapy and behavioral medicine in a primary care setting
  • Expert/Speaker – educating primary care, urgent care and hospital medical staff on the Integrative Medicine approach to treating pain patients

Opioid Crisis Expert:

  • White House Surrogate/Consultant
  • Law Enforcement Consultant (Homeland Security, CBP, DOJ, DEA and Postal)
  • State and National Consultant to Opioid Task Forces
  • Corporate and professional organization consultant
  • Currently forming the Opioid Abuse Prevention Institute

Community Leadership:

  • Board member of the National Italian American Foundation
  • Volunteer at Crossroads Freedom Center – a residential facility in Maryland to help overcome addiction

America Is Hurting, Hooked And Needs Healing


Without question, this country is hooked on drugs.

Not just the lost, young souls. I’m talking about business executives, celebrities, people of wealth and position in society and their children. I’m talking about the average, honest, hard-working person who contributes to society and pays his and her taxes.

This addiction crisis didn’t begin as a result of curiosity and experimentation with drugs.

It began primarily as a result of some injury or surgery for which a doctor prescribed a pill to relieve pain. Innocently enough, yes, but then the doctors decided it was easier to prescribe a pill than it was to alleviate pain through other methods that may have taken longer but would have returned the patients to a state of true health. And, of course, the patients loved the euphoria of being pain free and having their minds altered. But, they didn’t realize their minds were being altered.

According to recent statistics, more than two million Americans have become dependent on or have abused prescription pain pills and street drugs.

These drugs are opioids. Opioids are drugs formulated to replicate the pain reducing properties of opium. They include both legal painkillers like morphine, oxycodone, or hydrocodone prescribed by doctors for acute or chronic pain, as well as illegal drugs like heroin or illicitly made fentanyl. The word “opioid” is derived from the word “opium.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), during 2016, there were more than 63,600 overdose deaths in the United States, including 42,249 that involved an opioid (66.4%). That’s an average of 115 opioid overdose deaths each day and there is more and more evidence that this number is under reported.

If you, or someone you love is dependent or addicted to opioid drugs, please seek help before it’s too late. If you would like to learn more about the Opioid Crisis as it relates to awareness, prevention and treatment or schedule a corporate or organization seminar contact us at DrJohnRosa.com. Here you will learn how to connect you, your company or organization with the leading experts on the crisis and how to help your community stay safe.