Chronic Pain and Addiction
Research has shown that more than 50 million Americans suffer from various types of chronic pain . Joint pain, back pain and headaches appear to be the most common causes of chronic pain. Chronic pain can take a huge toll on the individual, preventing them from working, playing or even socializing.
In many cases, the person with chronic pain suffers from some form of depression as their quality of life continues to deteriorate. Many people fear that the only solution to relieve their chronic pain lies in taking opiates or medication for chronic pain treatment(which they might end up addicted to).