Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis
- October 23, 2017
- Dr. Bruce Kehr
- AddictionAmericans In Pain and AddictedMemory and ConcentrationOpioid EpidemicPainSubstance Abuse
Part Six: Without Opioids, a Decent Life becomes ImpossibleWhen Jeremy came to see me in my office last year, his demeanor said it all: Rumpled jacket, pained expression, and the quiet, tremulous voice of a man who never in his entire life believed he’d wind up in a therapist’s office. “My doctor abruptly stopped prescribing me Oxy,” he told me when I asked him what was wrong, “and the pain is making me crazy.” As I looked into his eyes, and saw the depth of his emotional and physical pain, my own heart began to ache as well.
Not Getting Better? Insist Upon The Biopsychosocial Model (Part 1)
The Biopsychosocial Model Almost half of the new patients that come to our practice have been recently treated by two or...