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Pain Management ProgramAt A Center for Addiction Recovery, we consider chronic pain from a bio psychosocial perspective--where in addition to medical assessment of any possible organic causes, multi-disciplinary pain management strategies are explored along with psychological assessments and an examination of the social factors associated with the condition.

Our treatment program provides complementary therapies which are integrated into the treatment plan to help ease the suffering caused by pain. In addition, our treatment programs support clients in gaining mastery over their habitual responses to chronic pain by providing psychotherapy to ensure that any cognitive distortions or anxiety/depression are appropriately addressed.

One of the significant issues associated with chronic pain is the inadvertent addiction to painkillers. Many chronic pain sufferers become addicted to their strong pharmaceutical drug. This often occurs when users heavily rely upon high doses of painkillers with diminishing relief. At this point it is usually when treatment becomes necessary and skilled management is required. For individuals who are heavily addicted to their prescription drug, detox may be needed. Following detoxification, a comprehensive pain treatment program is highly recommended. Our suggestion to what treatment program is the best fit for the client is drawn upon the recommendation made by our medical and clinical team. It is then that clients receive an overview of the two different treatment programs (inpatient and outpatient) and are educated about their benefits.

Understanding Chronic Pain Med Addiction

Understanding Chronic PainChronic pain is pain which is experienced beyond short episodes, persisting for longer than expected when healing from normal injuries or illness. Chronic pain can result from injuries, illness, or reactions to environmental or emotional stressors, but diagnosis is often complicated by the subjective nature of the condition, and the role of the mind in maintaining the experience of pain.

Conventional medical treatment alone is limited in treating chronic pain, as it is usually experienced as more than just a physical symptom. Other consequences include depression and anxiety, reduced concentration, and reduced functionality in work and social relations, all of which contribute towards a generally diminished quality of life.

This is where a holistic treatment approach can help; as how pain is perceived and how the individual relates to the pain is just as important as the experience of the pain itself.