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The Challenge of Treating Chronic Pain in Sobriety

Treating chronic pain in sobriety can be a slippery slope in which you’re threatened by a double-edged sword. Living with constant pain hurts your quality of life, but giving in to taking narcotics may set you up for a relapse.

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When Managing Chronic Pain Becomes Addiction

From back strains to sports injuries, chronic pain is surprisingly common. About 116 million Americans are estimated to struggle with chronic pain. While there are many ways to manage it, some individuals turn to drugs to relieve the discomfort. Unfortunately, this creates the potential for drug abuse and addiction and, ultimately, the need for drug rehab treatment.

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Posted in Addiction Research

Don’t Treat Me Like That: Chronic Pain Sufferers Fear Pharmacists Consider Them ‘Drug Addicts’

It makes a lot of sense, but it’s an area that is a little-known truth: people who suffer from chronic pain have concerns about how they’ll be treated by their healthcare providers. A study by the National Pain Foundation found that more than half (52 percent) of chronic pain sufferers worry that their pharmacist will treat them like a “drug addict.”

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