With the opioid epidemic continuing to surge throughout the United States, it is no surprise that a large amount of new synthetic narcotics is sprouting around the country. In certain cases, these drugs can be much more life-threatening than heroin.
Despite its success rate, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), is still considered controversial in the field of addiction treatment. Some believe that treating addiction with medications such as Suboxone simply replaces one addiction with another.
There are several ways you can support yourself to manage your pain with or without pain medication: acupuncture, deep relaxation techniques, Qi Gong, gentle yoga, and yoga for healthy backs, among others. There are four different ways the Mind Body Spirit program approaches the “treatment” of back pain.
The average person probably doesn’t know what the opioid crisis means for them. If prescribed an opioid medication by their doctor, should they fill the prescription? What information should the doctor be giving them? What questions should they ask to ensure their safety and that of their family?