We just posted my latest article titled Chronic Pain, Addiction and Trauma: The Troubling Trifecta that discusses what happens to many people who are unfortunate enough to be living with this triple threat. Although the latest research in chronic pain management demonstrates the efficacy of using an integrated multidisciplinary plan, most people are only given medication. Below I’m posting the first two paragraphs of this article with hopes you will go to the link below and read the entire piece.
Historically pain, psychological and addictive disorders have been treated as separate issues. Pain clinics have had great success in treating chronic pain conditions. Addiction treatment programs have had success in treating addictive disorders. If the addiction program also treats coexisting disorders their success rate with the coexisting psychological disorders increases as well. However, the effectiveness the pain clinics or addiction treatment programs often fail when the person is suffering with both chronic pain and other coexisting conditions.
Within addiction and/or mental health treatment centers, specific issues need to be addressed in order to obtain positive treatment outcomes for those disorders. The same holds true for pain clinics when striving for effective pain management. But for people who are dealing with coexisting disorders, finding appropriate treatment can be difficult as well as frustrating for them and their healthcare providers—unless their unique treatment needs are adequately addressed.
To read the remainder of this article go to Chronic Pain Addiction and Trauma: The Troubling Trifecta that you can download for free on our Article page.
If you’d like to receive training for helping people with chronic pain and coexisting disorders, including addiction, I’m very excited to announce we are presenting my Addiction-Free Pain Management® Certification Training in Sacramento on August 5-7, 2010. To learn more about this 3 day 20 hour training and my other upcoming trainings you can check out our Calendar page.
You can learn more about the Addiction-Free Pain Management® System at our website www.addiction-free.com. If you or a loved one is undergoing chronic pain management, especially if you’re in recovery or believe you may have a medication or other mental health problem and you want to learn more effective chronic pain management tools, please go to our Publications page and check out my books; especially the Addiction-Free Pain Management® Recovery Guide: Managing Pain and Medication in Recovery. To purchase this book please Click Here.
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