One of the most delicate situations in the world of addiction is the dependence on prescription medications. Avoiding sickness and pain is simply not a possibility and many patients struggle to cope with the dueling forces of pain and their addiction. Our Place Recovery strives to help each individual patient on their own unique path to drug free pain relief. With our help, managing chronic pain or anxiety without spiraling back into addiction is a very real possibility.
It can begin in the simplest of ways: a stubborn backache or arthritis pain that won’t go away. After a period of time, it quickly becomes evident that the medicines prescribed to deal with such ailments seem almost impossible to live without, even though the initial pain may have subsided. Having crossed the line from medical treatment into addiction, many individuals go through a process of “physician shopping” seeking to fill a prescription that no longer has a valid medical purpose. Drugs may be obtained from friends, from a connection in the healthcare field or, eventually, from a dealer. Valid use of prescription drugs can turn into illicit use before the person may even suspect it.