Chronic Pain

How Chronic Pain Leads To & Impacts Addiction

Chronic pain refers to any pain that lasts for over three months, and does not respond to treatment. Many people who experience chronic pain are prescribed opioids & develop a lasting addiction.

Articles About Chronic Pain

Cake – Chronic Pain – Courage

In the hit independent movie Cake, Jennifer Aniston plays a woman who knows pain. Barely surviving a horrific car accident which kills her 3-year-old son, she is left with a scarred face and wounds with pins in them decorating her arms, legs, and back. Consumed with...

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Box Your Way to Health

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you…” Everyone knows that exercise in all forms opens the doorway to your heart and mind. Boxing, in particular, has always been fascinating to me. When I was a little girl, my Papa Harry fought with the great Billy Kahn...

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Opioid Pandemic?

Is it possible that we’re headed for an opioid pandemic? We know it’s an epidemic. This is a subject I’ve written a lot about & seen more & more when helping with interventions or designing family programs. It is also in the news on a regular basis, including this new...

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The Epidemic Nobody Saw: The Opioid Crisis in America

This article originally appeared on addictionblog.org A Tidal Wave Of Loss Like a tidal wave that comes crushing to shore over the past year, the President, States, national news media, and families who have lost loved ones have cried out in crushing alarm about the...

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Additional Resources For Chronic Pain

Healing Back Pain
John Sarno MD

Pain Recovery for Families
Mel Pohl & Frank Szabo Jr.

Recipe for Recovery
Service Board, Chronic Pain Anonymous

Addiction Free Pain Management
Stephen Grinstead & Terence Gorski

Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
Joan Borysenko

Self Compassion
Kristin Neff

Learn To Thrive
Louise Stanger

Falling Up
Louise Stanger

www.self-compassion.org