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Interconnectivity of trauma, pain and addiction trending idea

I had the unique experience of coming off vast quantities of opiates while severely disabled from a rare nerve syndrome. I was barely able to walk, had been unable to sit for three years and had a full time home health care aide.

 

Pain was throughout my left side— searing and unrelenting. With high enough doses of opiates I had periods of pseudo relief when euphoria or near unconsciousness made the pain move to the... more »

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Childhood Trauma, Economic Inequality and Distress

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I live in Columbus, Oh, epicenter of this horrible, growing epidemic, the body bags were overflowing before covid. My study, and first hand stories I am told, suggest that undiagnosed and untreated intergenerational family mental illness > trauma, combined with severe and worsening economic inequality/distress, are first order causes of the original substance usage behaviors - typically at very young ages. Inherited genetic... more »

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Life Pain Specialist- Pain Coach for everyone prescribed opioids

We have created a new hospital position called a Life Pain Specialist™️. We have surveyed over 500 hospitalized patients who were prescribed opioids. 100% said the position is critical to the prevention of addiction. Patients receive evidence-based Opioid dependence risk assessment, nonpharmacological pain management techniques, trauma support, Mental Health First Aid®️, Whole Health inventory, resources, follow-up, and... more »

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