Chronic Pain

Learn about the causes of chronic pain and ways you can heal your body.
Opioids

Generation Prescription Pills: How Baby Boomers and Millennials Are Driving the Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic has impacted over 2.5 million users and their families. Learn about two generations that have been particularly hard-hit: Baby Boomers and Millennials.
Opioids

Ways to Manage Chronic Pain as a Sober Person

Chronic pain is one of several factors that can lead to addiction, as many end up using painkillers. Discover other ways to manage pain and maintain sobriety.
Opioids

I recently started taking painkillers for my bad back. I’ve read all the horror stories in the news about falling prey to addiction. What can I do to not fall into the trap?

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.
Wellness

An Alternative Approach to Pain Management

According to the CDC, overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, and so have sales of these prescription drugs.
Opioids

What You Should Ask Your Doctor Before Filling Your Painkiller Prescription

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?
Opioids

From Painkillers to Heroin: An All Too Common Path

The amount of people who are addicted to prescription painkillers continues to grow, with an estimated 2.1 million people currently misusing opioids in the United States. And for many, the transition from prescription drug misuse to heroin addiction is an easy one.
Drug Addiction

Seniors and Substance Abuse: A Growing Problem

Drugs and alcohol use are often associated with teens and young adults, but the reality is that addiction affects people of all ages, senior citizens included.