When someone is in a car accident and has serious injuries, in many cases that person is prescribed a pain medication. When someone has hip or knee replacement surgery, that person is also prescribed a pain medication. In other cases, people who suffer from chronic back pain, restless legs, migraines or any other type of pain, which is beyond the norm, may also be prescribed pain medications.
The Sarasota chronic pain management understands the amount of pain these individuals are enduring. Unfortunately, the pain medicine causes an addiction when taken other than as prescribed, which results in substance of abuse. Managing chronic pain is tricky because many people are hypochondriacs and are not suffering to the degree they are telling their doctor, but they may think they are. They do not have any pain but tell their doctor they are, in order to get their hands on more pain meds. Call Drug Treatment Centers Sarasota for help finding treatment centers at (941) 866-2996
Suffering from chronic pain alters a person's life. Without medication, he or she is enduring tremendous pain which can contribute to prescription drug addiction. There are several types of painkillers prescribed for pain reliever medication:
Anyone suffering from chronic low back pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, etc. cannot live a normal life due to pain and discomfort. Those individuals suffering from chronic pain cannot sleep comfortably, sit, bend, stand, and walk; and in some situations no matter what position he or she is in, there is pain. These individuals are in a catch 22. He or she needs relief but there is the ever present risk of overmedicating or becoming hooked on the pain reliever medication.
Many pain meds contain mind-altering ingredients. When these medications are combined with alcohol, the dangers are magnified. The number of people who died from mixing opioids and alcohol increased more than 300% from 1999 to 2010. Prescription drug addiction brings a number of health problems but mixing meds with alcohol causes seizures, hallucinations, and memory loss.
Pain medicines cause a relaxed state for some individuals and a more excited, euphoric state for others, it depends on the chemistry of the individual and if this type of medication has ever been used before. If the chronic pain is managed with drugs, the side effects become even more complicated because the pain is now muffled or subdued. In order for the individual to recover effectively, chronic pain Management also has to treat for the drug addiction in addition to the chronic pain.