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Offline Rapunzel

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« on: February 07, 2014, 05:58:58 PM »

Offline Rapunzel

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 06:01:33 PM »

Offline truth_seeker

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 06:13:33 PM »
I have known people that were clean from drugs, and sober from alcohol for years, have a medical incident involving opioid pain medications, and they are back on both alcohol and drugs again.

There are some extreme factions within the recovery culture, that advise against ANY drugs, even if it means handling severe pain without strong medications. (I do not advocate this. But a patient should tell his physician his history, and ask support to be off opioids asap).

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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 06:41:52 PM »
I have known people that were clean from drugs, and sober from alcohol for years, have a medical incident involving opioid pain medications, and they are back on both alcohol and drugs again.

There are some extreme factions within the recovery culture, that advise against ANY drugs, even if it means handling severe pain without strong medications. (I do not advocate this. But a patient should tell his physician his history, and ask support to be off opioids asap).

Absolutely right.  Your doctor should by all means know if you have any reason not to be able to take opioid pain meds.  Some states have enacted new regs limiting the number of pills that can be prescribed at one time too...



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