Chiefs’ Travis Kelce has a new game plan … for opioid addiction

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June 11, 2018 - 11:00 PM

After eight surgeries in nine years, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is no stranger to the toxic allure of opioid pain medications.

It’s why, given the country’s opioid epidemic, Kelce has decided to partner with healthcare provider Cigna to help amplify the public conversation around opioid awareness and talk about preventive solutions.

“During my first surgery, I had no idea that these pain medications were something that I was going to want, that my body was going to want, and that I was going to feel uncomfortable if I didn’t have these,” Kelce said.

Luckily, he said, he never developed an addiction, but statistics show that for more than 2 million Americans, that isn’t the case.

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