Cindy Steinburg: recent publications

When I Advocated for the 'Other Side' of the Opioid Epidemic

All of us who experience chronic pain are seeing firsthand what is happening with the “opioid epidemic” and specifically, from the fallout of the 2016 CDC Prescribing Guidelines. The abhorrent scrutiny chronic pain patients and healthcare providers are enduring, forced tapering off opioids and most alarming, patient suicides. But what can one person do about it? Actually, a lot! It’s easier than you think to become a patient advocate and I’m here to walk you through my meeting with a U.S. Representative’s team.

After reading about patient advocate Cindy Steinburg testifying for Congress, my own mother was motivated to write her Congresswoman (I had no prior knowledge of her doing this by the way). Her letter was brief but very passionate.

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