To Use Opioids Safely, We Need to Stop Blaming the Drugs


IMPORTANT READING FOR THOSE OF US WHO USE AND NEED NARCOTIC PAIN MEDICINE FOR OUR LEGITIMATE CHRONIC PAIN CONDITIONS. AND ALSO FOR THOSE WHO ARE SKEPTICAL ABOUT THE USE OF NARCOTIC PAIN MEDICINES. PLEASE READ!!

EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info

http://www.reportingonhealth.org/2012/08/30/dr-steven-passik-use-opioids-safely-we-need-stop-blaming-drugs-0

Steven Passik, a professor of psychiatry and anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University makes some excellent points in his talk titled:  “Jesus, Bacon, and Hyperalgesia: Intellectual Honesty and Dishonesty in Opioids for Chronic Pain Management.”

The idea that any one therapy – opioids, physical therapy, surgery –  is right or wrong for all or even most of those people is absurd and an argument not even worth having.

harboring views of opioids in which they believe that addiction, tolerance, hyperalgesia, which is an increased sensitivity to pain, and other negative effects of opioids are inevitable. And they blame the drugs themselves for the problem as if addiction lives in drugs

a colleague said to me, “I didn’t realize you were so pro-opioid.” My response: “I’m not pro opioid. I am anti-BS.”

I have patients who have been seeing the same doctors for years only to have these doctors refusing…

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I'm a sleep deprived antique dealer with fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, diabetes & more. Love hubby, cats, books & humor! Avid tea drinker. Poker player. Pain fighter.
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