Headline and media attention, along with more families having to bury loved ones is causing people to take notice. In too many cases, prescription drugs for pain do much more harm than good. The problem has been identified, but many people wonder what could be done to help people in pain in the absence of pain medication such as OxyContin. Pain is a reality for many. Fortunately, there are other ways to relieve pain other than narcotics.Quick Rundown of Pain Killer Statistics
The Scientific American reported that between 1999 and 2006, deaths due to prescription painkillers doubled. In 2006 alone, the number of deaths due to Opioids (morphine, methadone, OxyContin) was higher than the combined deaths from cocaine and heroin. The abuse and misuse of prescription drugs is of epidemic proportion. It is just too easy to become addicted to painkillers.
In a report by ABC News, higher doses of painkillers are being prescribed, which makes accidental overdose even easier. Then, of course, there are “accidental” overdoses by people who mix their pain medication with sedatives and alcohol. Prescription drugs are killing people, and it’s time to investigate other methods of pain control.What is Pain?
Pain is a sign from the body that something is wrong. There are many things which cause pain, and the degree of pain can range from minor to excruciating. Note that pain is a natural indication from the body, and yet people treat it by filling the body with chemicals such as prescription drugs. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality describes pain as coming from “receptor nerves under the skin”. When there is injury or a disturbance in the body, these receptors send out messages to the brain.
In today’s society, when there is pain, the first reaction is to treat it with chemicals. When Over The Counter chemicals prove ineffective, people turn to doctors for stronger painkillers to block the pain receptors. Pain is natural, painkillers are not. The body reacts much more positively to natural alternatives.Safe and Effective Alternatives
Mention holistic or natural medicines and some people roll their eyes. Many of those same people have never tried natural alternatives to pain relievers. Somehow, it just doesn’t seem “complicated” enough. Since the beginning of time, people have used natural methods to ease pain. Native Americans have long known the healing properties of herbs and other natural substances. In fact, many people who become addicted or suffer from substance abuse from painkillers find success in beating drugs through natural drug rehab.
Narconon has used natural drug rehab for decades, quite successfully. Natural remedies work for other ailments and conditions equally as well. In fact, people who use natural remedies for pain and other reasons find they are much healthier overall, in addition to being free from pain. Natural remedies do work, and it is easy enough to find out first hand.Understanding Herbs and Vitamins
Plants are the most natural source of healing and health properties in existence. They always have been. As mentioned, they have been used for centuries quite successfully, and are also used currently by some organizations to relieve the pain and discomfort of withdrawal. Herbs and natural supplements used singly or in combinations, act naturally on the body without disturbing the natural processes of bodily function.
Herbs and plants, which also are a part of vitamins, effectively and routinely can control pain. The chemicals in prescription drugs often actually interfere with the body’s natural healing process which can result in more pain. Herbs are natural, plentiful, and readily available. Overall, they are also cost-effective. Most importantly, they are not addictive.
There are plenty of information on the use of complementary and alternative medicine for pain management.Natural Remedies: Kept a Secret
Pharmaceuticals are a multi-billion dollar industry. Needless to say, just in painkillers alone, they make a mint. In fact, billions of dollars each year are made by pharmaceutical companies. Perdue Pharma, makers of the highly addictive OxyContin, was founded by doctors and has admittedly had sales through the roof since the release of the drug. The NY Times, in an article about one of the Perdue Pharma owner’s death reported that by 2001, sales from Oxycontin had reached $3 billion.
Natural remedies are cheap, and in some cases, free. Doctors and pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars a year by promoting and selling prescription painkillers. It’s easy to do the math. Advertising also benefits from prescription drugs. When was the last time you saw a commercial for a natural herb? Big business wouldn’t make money off of that, so you don’t hear about it.
Narconon have provided natural drug-free rehab since its beginning in 1966. Their graduates not only leave drug-free, but a great deal healthier as well. People would do well to investigate natural remedies for themselves and discover the wonderful benefits they can provide.Additional Information about Prescription Drugs Addiction
Article about the most misused pharmaceuticals and the Narconon solution.
Article about the truth on prescription drug abuse and how Narconon helps people who are addicted.
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