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What are the signs that someone is addicted to pain medication?

What are the signs that someone is addicted to pain medication?

Increased demand: Although the demand may come from pain or worsening pain, the medications may be habit forming. "lying" about the amount taken, "losing" pills, taking more than prescribed, and sometimes getting an additional doctor to "double prescribe" are all signs of potential problems. ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from getting addicted to pain medications?

How can I prevent myself from getting addicted to pain medications?

Dont take them: Inevitably, if you take narcotics on a consistent basis, you will develop a tolerance. This is a natural course of events as the human body will develop dependence on these medications. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone is addicted to pain medication?

How can you tell if someone is addicted to pain medication?

Addiction: They use meds when they do not have pain, they take at times more than they should, they take meds by the clock and either on or before the hour. They lose control over themselves. They take the meds without realizing any harm. ...Read more

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Any advice on not getting addicted to pain medication advice?

Any advice on not getting addicted to pain medication advice?

Addict and pain: Do not use more than prescribed! but bad doctors make their patients become addicted. If good doctors do not see you improving, they automatically ask specialists to join in the care for you to bring results to pain treatment. A good team of pain specialists always comprise of md + psychologist-psychiatrist. If pain does not subside, change from single doctor for a good team. ...Read more

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How easy is it to get addicted to pain medication for chronic illness?

How easy is it to get addicted to pain medication for chronic illness?

Addiction: Dependency is more common and also tolerance. Addicition is a more serious issue as you lose control of how you use the medication ...Read more

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What can I do if my mother is addicted to pain medication?

Find Adictionologist: There are no reputable studies that show benefit from the long term use of opioids. There are several paths to weaning, and the choice somewhat depends on the reasons for your mother being on the meds in the first place. You may need to find her an alternative means of pain support, without popping pills. Speak to her pcp to find a solution - and tell the pcp your addiction concerns. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get addicted to pain medication?

How long does it take to get addicted to pain medication?

Just a days: It may only take a few days to get 'dependent' on pain meds such as opioids or even tramadol. ...Read more

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How can I support a loved one who is addicted to pain medication?

Addiction: Help includes medications, exercise, counseling, obtaining support from those around them including friends and family, clergy, yoga. Time. We fail more than we suceed. For each sucess we fail 100 time, but one sucessful event prevents a thousand failures. Allow time. May need to talk to many people in order to find help your loved one. Good luck. ...Read more