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7 Natural Ways to Manage Chronic Pain in Recovery

7 Natural Ways to Manage Chronic Pain in Recovery 7 Natural Ways to Manage Chronic Pain in Recovery

In this episode, I’m going to provide 7 natural ways to manage chronic pain in recovery.

Often when we go to the doctor, the first option for pain relief is medication. However, this may not be the best option if you are recovering from severe addiction and the benefits of using opioids for pain relief may not outweigh the risks.

If you are recovering from opioid addiction, pain management in recovery can be a complex challenge. Many people in recovery choose to avoid prescription medications like opioids. However, dealing with chronic pain daily can make sobriety difficult and relapse more likely.

Fortunately, there are many different natural pain relief methods and treatments that are just as effective as medication, without all the harmful side effects or potential for relapse.

“Natural” pain relief methods are holistic treatment methods that do not involve prescription medication like opioids, antidepressants, or other over-the-counter medications that could potentially be abused.

If you struggle with chronic pain and you’re in recovery, there are several different types of holistic or natural pain management methods that may help you adjust to a life of sobriety. Here are seven effective ones.
1. Yoga
2. Massage Therapy
3. Physical Therapy
4. Mindfulness Meditation
5. Acupuncture
6. Individual and Group Counseling
7. Exercise

Alternative Therapies for Addiction & How They Can Help

Alternative Therapies for Addiction & How They Can Help recovering addicts exercising

Drug or alcohol addiction is a disease that changes the way your brain functions over time, causing intense cravings for drugs or alcohol that only more of that substance can seem to satisfy. Alteration of the brain’s chemistry may be one of the first physical changes that result from addiction, but it is usually not […]

Exercise for Addiction Recovery

Exercise for Addiction Recovery people running in the woods

Exercise is an important component of addiction recovery. Its benefits are far-reaching and significantly helpful in a number of ways, including helping to improve your mood, combat cravings, reduce stress and heal mind, body and spirit. Addiction takes a major toll on your physical, mental and spiritual health. An addiction treatment program focuses on restoring […]

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