10 truths about taking opioids for chronic pain

10 truths about taking opioids for chronic pain

Being on opioid medication because of chronic pain is practically a criminal offense these days. You spend a lot of time defending the decisions you and your doctor decided was best for you , and usually you’re defending these decisions to people who don’t actually know anything about pain. There are substantial misconceptions going around […]

a day in the life of an opioid addict

A day in the life of an opioid addict

I wake up in the morning and immediately feel the crushing pain that has a hold over my entire body. The pain radiates from my shoulders to my toes, but I have to get out of bed so I can get my kids to school. I don’t know how I’m going to do it, but […]

how the opioid epidemic hurts people with chronic pain

How the opioid epidemic hurts people with chronic pain

THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC AMERICA’S ADDICTION TO OPIOIDS HOW BAD IS AMERICA’S OPIOID EPIDEMIC? HOW TO STOP OPIOID ADDICTION OPIOID EPIDEMIC IS RIGHT HERE These are just some of the scare headlines that flash across the news every single day in the US. The media is obsessed with the idea of the “opioid epidemic” that is […]

what it's really like being on opioids for chronic pain

What it’s really like being on opioids for chronic pain

Amid the thoughtless new CDC guidelines designed to punish chronic pain patients on the basis that they are addicts I realized there needs to be more stories out there about what it is actually like to have an opioid prescription for chronic pain. You can read my story here for some background context of my […]