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to prompt assessment, management and treatment of his or her pain.
Are you afraid that you'll become addicted to pain medicine?This is a common concern of patients. Studies show that addiction is unlikely. This is especially true if the patient has never had an addiction. Talk to your doctor or nurse about your fears.
It becomes clear that just as it is wrong to enable or support any alcoholic to become readdicted to any drug, it's equally wrong to deprive any alcoholic of medication which can alleviate or control other disabling physical and/or emotional problem.
Our experience shows that many NA members have been successful in taking medications prescribed for chronic pain and keeping their recovery in tact.