Mary Woods

One Hour AT A Time

Mary Woods

  • Addiction Free Pain Management

Addiction Free Pain Management

Monday 29th September 2008

Learn how to develop a plan to deal with both the pain and medication and manage chronic pain without falling into addiction. Listen to One Hour AT A Time's podcast episode on alcoholfree.com now.
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One Hour AT A Time
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Mary Woods
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Overcoming Chronic Pain: An Addiction-Free Pain Management Guide

People with chronic pain have to be handled differently. So it's biopsychosocial and unfortunately, a lot of times the only thing people do is deal with the biological, and usually that is, they mask the symptoms with medication.
Chronic pain affects millions of people worldwide, and it is one of the most common reasons people seek medical care. Unfortunately, many people with chronic pain are prescribed opiates, which can lead to addiction and other problems. In this episode of One Hour AT A Time, host Mary Woods talks to Stephen F. Grinstead, a senior consultant for The Gorski-CENAPS Corporation, about addiction-free pain management.
They discuss how to differentiate between medication dependency and addiction, the importance of a multidisciplinary treatment plan, tools for managing pain and medication, and identifying coexisting disorders. Dr. Grinstead also shares his Addiction-Free Pain Management System and the accompanying workbook, which teaches people in recovery or those who want to avoid addiction how to develop an effective medication management plan. Additionally, they discuss the importance of identifying and managing grief and loss and conducting an assessment for trauma.
Overall, this episode provides valuable insights and tools for anyone living with chronic pain or working with people who are. Listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com.