• 10 months ago

    In recovery and in pain management

    Im very grateful for many blogs I have read. Im currently taking pain meds for my back as prescribed but do not share about this at meetings. I do however always talk or text my sponsor on where I am at ect. Its hard not to feel guilty as if Im using but at the same time I realize significant back pain when not treating it.. I read the reading in the NA book entitled "In time of illness". I would recommend this to anyone in NA. What works best for me right now is taking it one day at a time.
    Richard

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  • 10 months ago

    RE: In recovery and in pain management

    Thank you for sharing this with us, . While this is certainly not a perfect situation, you speak of a reality that many people are living with. Have you shared your past of substance abuse with a pain management specialist? They might be able to help you treat your pain while also taking into consideration your recovery.
      • 10 months ago
        I have. I have a few concerns with that. When I have shared my drug history with practitioners they immediately assume I used needles ie heroin and coke ect. I ve never used these. I appreciate your thoughts and they can be helpful. It really depends on the Drs education with addiction. Medical school does not teach this and I think many (not all) feel prescription medication and its use is separate from "illicit drugs"
        I do feel ultimately whom do you put the responsibility on your recovery?
      • 4 months ago
        I feel the real answer to your question is that, You have to be real and honest at all times of your recovery. I think it would be a proud moment to stand up to your DR. and tell them you have never did street drugs. A lot of people in recovery can't say that. Yes, the medical field is at many faults for addictions, but they are just a part of it. When you go deeper into recovery I hope you find that it's not all their faults. Recovery starts with being honest inside and outside. I wish you well.