Ask Your Doctor About Alternatives to Pain Medication. While pain medication is necessary at times, like post-surgery, there are effective pain management methods that reduce risk of addiction. Research shows that exercise, mindful meditation, acupuncture, physical therapy, and massage are some of the ways to prevent and manage pain when it occurs.
Prescription pain medication is linked to over 70% of opiate addiction. This campaign provides proven, effective, non-drug alternatives to pain medication and encourages people to ask their doctors about which ones might be best for them.
When pain is present, ask your doctor about alternatives to pain medication.