The Rx Pain Medications. Know the Options. Get the Facts. is a series of 13 fact sheets designed to increase awareness of the risks associated with prescription opioid use and misuse, as well as to educate patients who are prescribed opioids for pain about the risks and to provide resources on methods for alternative pain management. This particular fact sheet focuses on alternative pain management methods such as acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, and meditation.
This brochure provides people living with chronic pain and mental illness, substance use disorders, or both with strategies for working with their treatment and service providers to decrease pain without negatively impacting recovery. It explores counseling, exercise, and alternative therapy, and medications.
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