4 Strategies to Control Painkiller Addiction

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People become addicted to many different kinds of substances and end up seeking help from addiction treatment centers. Painkillers are one of those. If a person never comes out of pain without a painkiller, or always think that he should take the pill to avoid pain even if there is no pain than he is addicted. Want to be safe? Here are some ways to use these pills safely to minimize the risk of addiction.
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Follow your Doctor’s Orders:

One of the best ways to avoid becoming addicted to prescribed painkillers is to follow a doctor’s orders. People should only be taking these pills as the doctor has recommended, and should not exceed the dosage or duration of any pill. To take advice about your medicine you can consult the best family physician in Karachi, Rawalpindi or other main cities via Marham.pk.

Know the Signs of Addiction:

People who may be worried that they could be developing an addiction to painkillers should look for the signs of this type of addiction. Running out of a prescription early, consulting multiple doctors to get pain medications, taking pain medications and lying to doctors or asking about a need for more painkillers are all strong signs of painkiller addiction.
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Ask Yourself if you Still Need:

People who are addicted to painkillers use them even when they are no longer in pain. Sometimes they often feel a false sensation of pain just to take the pill. Do not go with that feeling. Ask your strong inner self that is it really needed or not?

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Look for Alternatives:

To block all the chances of addiction, it’s better to find some appropriate alternatives. A massage, relaxing bath or some other drug may be the option but never decide by yourself, talk to your doctor and see if they have any other options available with them that can help to ease the discomfort, or ask some medical professional to closely monitor use of these drugs.

Excess of everything is bad. So be cautious and never take the pain relievers when not needed.

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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.