Sobriety, 12-Step-Programs and Chronic Pain

It is challenging enough to have Chronic Pain but if a part of your pain management involves pain medication and you have or have had problems with alcohol and/or drug use in the past, you may find yourself in some seriously deep water.

Many today, especially as people live longer, know some degree of Chronic Pain however few are in pain that is severe enough to require prescription pain medication. And of that number, only a very few have had problems with alcohol and/or drug use.

Many with past substance abuse issues have found help in 12-step programs based upon Alcoholics Anonymous, but…

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