Category Archives: Chronic Pain and Addiction Treatment Resources

3 Types of Adventure Therapy Used in Addiction Treatment
Adventure therapy for addiction treatment combines a rigorous physical fitness program with other components of addiction therapy as a means to improve physical and mental health during the treatment process. In fact, there is evidence to support the use of physical fitness exercises as a critical component of effective treatment for prolonged exposure to the chemicals and toxins found in many of today’s drugs. The benefits of adventure therapy for drug addiction go much further than skin deep. It’s not about looking physically fit and healthy. It does so much more for the patients who embrace it, including: Helps them feel strong ...

Are Non-Addictive Pain Medications Possible? Alternatives to Opioids for Chronic Pain Management
President Trump Calls for Opioid Alternatives President Trump recently spoke on the opioid crisis, citing the fact that more people die from drug overdose than any other unintentional death in the U.S. The audience applauded his statement, “We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic. We can do it.” The president went so far as to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency under federal law. This frees up billions of government dollars, some of which are meant to be allocated to finding painkillers or pain treatments that do not carry the risk of dependence and addiction. Opioid abuse ...

Pain Medication After Surgery: Avoiding Addiction to Rx Drugs
Now that the opioid epidemic has become front-page news, many people are questioning the safety of taking prescription painkillers, which can be highly addictive. However, in some cases, such as after surgery, pain relief is a very real need that must be addressed – and prescription opioids may be the best way to alleviate that pain. First, let’s touch briefly on why prescription painkiller addiction is so dangerous. Then we’ll look at the latest scientific findings of how to manage pain after surgery while avoiding painkiller addiction. How Avoiding Painkiller Addiction After Surgery Can Prevent Heroin Addiction The opioid epidemic includes addiction to ...

Managing Pain in Recovery Without Opioid Painkillers
Can recovering addicts use pain medication? Opioid painkillers in particular – such as codeine, hydrocodone, and morphine – pose a serious risk for triggering relapse. Whether you’ve recovered from addiction to prescription medication, heroin or some other drug, every former addict needs to be especially careful when it comes to pain medication, and seek out alternatives for managing pain. Pain Meds Are a Threat to Sobriety, But So Is Pain Injuries happen. Surgeries are necessary. There are many legitimate reasons why a person in recovery might need pain medication, including: Healing after surgery Recovering from a car accident Broken bones Chronic back pain Migraines Painful health disorders, etc. If you’re ...