Dr. Temme saved my life through his kind yet persistent warnings about prescription painkillers.
Dr. Temme saved my life through his kind yet persistent warnings about prescription painkillers. I came to Dr. Temme already addicted to painkillers and tranquilizers which had been prescribed by other specialists for specific pain. When we realized that the addiction was becoming life threatening we tried to address the problem with counseling. Those efforts had no effect. Realizing the severity of the problem, Dr. Temme spent countless hours researching various programs in order to find the appropriate one for me. Circumstances delayed my induction to the program at Johns Hopkins. When I finally started the resident program for drug withdrawal, my physical and mental well being were at life threatening levels. I credit Dr. Temme with saving my life.