UVA Health presenting film at Virginia Film Festival
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The University of Virginia Health System is presenting a screening in this week's Virginia Film Festival. The system held a webinar Friday with special guests to preview it.
The film, called "Stay Awake," highlights the impacts of the opioid crisis.
On Friday, a team of UVA specialists took questions about substance-use disorder and the different approaches UVA Health is taking to manage patients' pain without opioids.
"The risk of becoming a chronic user of opioids in 90 days after a surgical procedure. That risk runs anywhere from six to seven percent. So pretty high when you consider six to seven out of 100 people are still going to be using opioids after their surgery," said Dr. Peggy McNaul, Chair of UVA School of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology.
The drama stars "This is Us" star Chrissy Mets and runs a little over an hour and a half.
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