Chronic Pain and Drug Addiction: Are Prescription Drugs for Severe Pain Leading to Heroin Addiction?

Chronic Pain and Drug Addiction: Are Prescription Drugs for Severe Pain Leading to Heroin Addiction?

Is My Chronic Pain Really Pain or am I Addicted?

Pain is Subjective A bad car accident, a slip and fall, a pulled muscle, surgery… the list is endless as to why we must take pain medication. As varied are the reasons, so are the different medications available, depending on the type of injury from over-the-counter pain relievers like plain old aspirin to Schedule 2 … Continued

Back Pain and Drug Addiction

Back pain is a common condition affecting a majority of Americans. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, around 60 – 80% of American adults suffer from lower back pain, and the condition is the second most common reason for visiting the doctor. It is also the leading cause of disability in people under … Continued

Physical and Emotional Pain: Drugs Are Not (Always) the Answer

Picture this. You’ve already completed one of the most challenging experiences an individual could ever go through. You’ve successfully battled your addiction and you’re working to rebuild and restart your life. But, as life goes on, we often encounter more challenges. For many, that challenge involves pain. The nature of pain falls into two distinct … Continued

Chronic Stress Leading to Addiction in Medical Students

Medical school is a rewarding and exciting time for many students and their families. There are high hopes of academic achievement, future career aspirations and success. Getting to work closely with other professionals, all pursuing the same dream, can be exhilarating and motivating. Nevertheless, there is another side of medical school that can have devastating … Continued

The Painkiller Problem

Prescriptions for Opioids, or Painkillers Over the past 20 years, prescriptions for opioids, or painkillers, has increased more than tenfold. And, not surprisingly, painkiller addiction has also tripled in just the last decade alone. While you may think these drugs are not as dangerous as “illegal” drugs, the truth is, according to Centers for Disease … Continued

Oxymorphone Abuse

Oxymorphone addiction treatment center While Oxycontin is still a household name when it comes to the Opioid Epidemic in this country, silently over the past few years another drug has begun to takes its place in terms of popularity. That drug is Oxymorphone, known under the brand name Opana, and due to a decision made … Continued

Oxycodone Addiction Treatment

While the United States is in the midst of an opioid crisis, it is important now more than ever to educate yourself and loved ones about prescription drug abuse. This epidemic is taking innocent lives, leaving families brokenhearted and devastated. It is costing the country billions of dollars, draining state emergency resources. One of the … Continued

Lortab Abuse

There are countless opioid-based prescription painkillers that are regularly manufactured, distributed, and prescribed to the general public on a daily basis. These painkillers are prescribed to do just that – “kill” pain. Popular medications like OxyContin and Percocet are used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain, often related to surgical procedures, physical injuries, … Continued

Tramadol Rehab

12 Keys’ Tramadol Rehab In Florida When it comes to treating moderately severe pain, tramadol is often prescribed by your doctor as a relatively safe and effective option. However, if you’re regularly taking more than you’re prescribed or you’re using other people’s pills, you’re headed down the road to tramadol addiction. If you’re wondering, “is … Continued

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