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Pain Management and Addiction Treatment

Pain Management and Addiction TreatmentIt is not difficult or uncommon for an individual suffering from pain to fall into prescription drug abuse and addiction. With doctors overprescribing addictive-potential drugs and patients in desperate need for relief, self-medication practices occur frequently. Chronic and long-term pain can result in long-term abuse habits which can build tolerance, chemical dependence and full-blown addiction. Individuals suffering from long-term or chronic pain often feel hopeless that that they will never find comfort without having to use drugs.

Individuals must learn to balance pain management needs with responsible drug use in order to avoid the devastating life of addiction. To do this patients must be honest with their prescribing physician, sharing all past accounts of medical history, family history of addiction and any present abuse struggles. When patient’s feel like their medication is not providing enough relief, it is imperative that he return to the physician and communicate these issues. With enough knowledge, doctors can do their best to prescribe low-addictive-potential medication or non-psychotropic drugs.

Pain Management Options that Avoid Addiction

For individuals dealing with long-term or chronic pain, there are non-addictive options to help avoid addiction. The effectiveness of these treatment options will vary from one individual to the next, but the most successful results come from using a combination of treatment methods. Possible non-addictive pain management options include the following:

  • Physical treatment options may include massage, hot and cold applications, therapy to strengthen muscles and joints, chiropractic care or even surgical procedures.
  • Anesthesia steroid injections can provide localized pain relief and there is almost no potential for abuse or addiction if given by a professional.
  • Psychological treatment options may involve meditation, relaxation and de-stressing exercises, counseling, guided imagery, biofeedback hypnosis and more.
  • Holistic alternatives such as acupuncture, herbal remedies, dietary approaches and more.

Will Chronic Pain Prevent My Addiction Recovery?

Chronic and other pain can make addiction treatment and recovery difficult. Pain symptoms during detox are especially heinous, and without professional help, these symptoms can prevent a successful recovery attempt. Individuals experiencing pain may feel like addiction recovery is impossible because the symptoms of pain will always be present. Addiction recovery is more than feasible for residents of Boise with chronic pain, as long as they are willing to seek professional help. Professional treatment works to provide long-term solutions for those living with chronic pain, instead of masking pain symptoms with drug abuse. Professional treatment services lead to long-term recovery.

Find Pain Management and Addiction Treatment Help Here

If you are looking for treatment programs that offer non-addictive pain management treatment, please call our toll-free helpline now. We are here 24 hours a day to assist you with your search for long-term recovery options. Our helpline is operated by trained addiction counselors who can answer your questions, provide you with information and even connect you to treatment and recovery services, if you are ready. Counselors can provide you with information on all of your options when it comes to pain management and addiction treatment. Help is just a phone call away.