Aid in Recovery Comments on Recent Study Relating to the Frequency of Overdoses among Patients taking Prescription Painkillers

Aid in Recovery released a statement today commenting on a recent study regarding the frequency of overdoses among patients who refill painkiller prescriptions four times or more. According to the study, those who refilled their prescriptions four times or more were more likely to overdose than those who did not.

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“We believe that there are many alternative treatments available to patients with chronic pain that are less addictive, and just as effective."

Stuart, Florida (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol treatment center servicing south Florida, released a statement today commenting on a recent study related to the frequency of overdoses among patients taking prescription painkillers.

According to a recent study published in the JAMA Network (High-Risk Use by Patients Prescribed Opioids for Pain and Its Role in Overdose Deaths, 3/3/2014), prescription opioid users who refill their prescriptions four times or more are more likely to overdose on their medication than those who do not. According to the study, which focused on users in the state of Tennessee, high-risk opioid use in the state is increasing, and leading to an overall increase in overdose mortality.

“We feel that these prescription opioids are being over prescribed by many doctors,” said
Dr. Michael Lukens, Psychologist at Aid in Recovery. “We believe that there are many alternative treatments available to patients with chronic pain that are less addictive, and just as effective. In this day and age, when opioid abuse is at an all-time high, all medical professionals must take care to prescribe these medications only when absolutely necessary.”

Aid in Recovery prides itself on keeping up with the latest news and trends in the field of substance abuse treatment and prevention. For more information on the services and treatments offered at Aid in Recovery, please visit http://findthebestrehab.com/.

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Aid in Recovery is a premier drug and alcohol treatment center. Our approach is defined by recognizing each clients need for a personalized drug and alcohol treatment program. We aren't a hospital-like institution and there’s a good reason for that. We believe that treating each client as an individual is crucial to delivering the best possible patient care. At a busy clinic-like program, it simply isn't possible for a therapist to truly get to know each client and understand their specific needs. To best meet the needs of each patient we treat, we offer a diverse curriculum with a focus on both mind and body designed to meet the individual. We treat every patient as an individual and we work with one patient at a time.


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