A person who suffers from chronic debilitating pain will often seek relief through medication for as long as the pain exists. Symptoms lasting for extended periods of time as a result of physical injury are often exacerbated by emotional stress, providing more reason for the person to continue to use pain medication.
Traditional medications are effective at treating chronic pain symptoms, but have the negative quality of being too addictive. Opioids such as Oxycontin and Percocet are synthetic pain relievers that can become addictive after a few uses.
Chronic Pain Treatment
At Florida Center for Recovery, traditional and holistic therapies are carefully combined into a tailored treatment plan, helping to reduce suffering and help clients gain mastery over their habitual responses to chronic pain. Additionally, psychotherapy remains a vital component of treatment, ensuring any cognitive distortions or anxiety are managed; depression is appropriately addressed as well.
One of the significant issues associated with chronic pain is inadvertent addictions to painkillers. Without proper management, sufferers of chronic pain end up relying more and more on high doses of painkillers, with diminishing relief. As a result, not only do they end up suffering from pain, but also from addiction to strong pharmaceutical drugs. This is usually the point at which more comprehensive and skilled management is required.
At Florida Center for Recovery, we consider chronic pain from a biopsychosocial perspective - where in addition to medical assessment of any possible physical causes, multi-disciplinary pain management strategies are explored along with psychological assessments, as well as an examination of the social factors associated with the condition.
For more information on our addiction treatment programs and therapeutic approaches, call toll free at: 800-960-5041. Florida Center for Recovery offers residential and outpatient drug and alcohol rehab treatment through 12-Step and Non 12-Step Programs.