Chronic Pain Management Rehabilitation Los Angeles, CA (323) 275-9019
More than two million people in the U.S. use prescription medication for non-medical purposes. The highest age group being those 18-25 years old. To mitigate addiction risks for patients dealing with chronic pain, physicians consider the risk factors:
- History of mental illness
- Family history of addiction
Researchers are studying alternative medications that can lower the level of pain and have less abuse potential. Call (323) 275-9019 and speak to one of the counselors with Los Angeles Chronic Pain Management to rid yourself of drug misuse.
Understanding Chronic Pain Management
When someone is in an accident or has surgery, physicians prescribe medication for pain. Other people suffer from chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, migraines or lower back pain. When taken as directed these patients manage their illness effectively. In many cases, they are still suffering or build a tolerance, patients then begin to take more than the prescribed dosage to achieve the same feeling.
When suffering from chronic pain, self-medicating causes addiction. Los Angeles CA Chronic Pain Management professionals understand addiction and work with individuals to treat the addiction as well as initial health problems, call today (323) 275-9019.
Types of Medications Used to Treat Chronic Pain
Vicodin eases the discomfort of chronic pain. Prescription medicines when used correctly are not bad. Unfortunately, Vicodin is also in the same class of drugs as heroin. Taking any pain medication for to long can cause health problems. If in doubt whether medicine for pain is harmful, depends on the answers to these questions:
- Why is this person taking the medication? Is it to relieve pain or to get high?
- Was there a legitimate reason for the prescription but now the person no longer needs it?
Abusing prescription drugs means the person is taking more than the prescribed amount or taking something that was not prescribed to them personally. A number of side effects can follow taking medicine not intended for you:
- Sudden and drastic weight change
- Lack of coordination
- Sweating profusely
- Impaired judgment
Because physicians prescribe medication, the user often feels a false sense of security, even taking differently than as directed. Chronic Pain Management helps the individual understand and overcome this drug problem. Call (323) 275-9019to discuss drug treatment and recovery.
Physicians prescribe Opioids to relieve pain, reducing the intensity of pain and signally the brain to not feel as much. Prescribed medications that are also given for pain and often abused:
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the total number of prescriptions for stimulants dispensed by U.S. retail pharmacies grew from 76 million in 1991, to more than 200 million in 2010. When someone takes more than the prescribed dosage, even just one time, this can cause severe respiratory problems and even death.
Alcohol Treatment Centers Los Angeles provides experienced medical professionals ready to help anyone addicted to drugs. Call (323) 275-9019 and speak to one of the experienced counselors about treatment for drug addiction.