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Lelena Peacock
Pain patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and arachnoiditis who benefits from opioids
Peacock is a pain advocate and small business owner. She focuses on discrimination against patients in pain, especially those who take opioid medication. Dealing with a chronic illness herself, Peacock understands the stigma of being a chronic pain patient in the anti-opioid era. She’s especially interested in harm reduction techniques for patients cut off from their medication who turn to the streets to purchase pain medication, where she says much of the supply is counterfeit and contains illicit fentanyl. Peacock can also discuss from first-hand experience the impact pain care or lack of access to it can have on income and quality of life. NOTE: She prefers initial contact to be via Twitter or text: (336) 486-8251

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