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What can people do about pain killer addiction?

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Dr. David Teicheira
Pain Management
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In brief: generally yes

Neurochemistry of addiction and physical dependence are different.
You need to start with a very truthful conversation with yourself as to why you are taking these medicines really. If it is for actual pain relief, and you are getting some degree of relief and improvement of function, they may be appropriate. Once you understand why you are taking them, have an honest conversation with your md.

In brief: generally yes

Neurochemistry of addiction and physical dependence are different.
You need to start with a very truthful conversation with yourself as to why you are taking these medicines really. If it is for actual pain relief, and you are getting some degree of relief and improvement of function, they may be appropriate. Once you understand why you are taking them, have an honest conversation with your md.
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