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Understanding Rehabilitation

By |2016-11-03T08:31:25-07:00September 12th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , |

The word rehabilitation has a number of connotations in our culture. Rehab has been sensationalized by the number of celebrities who check in for a variety of addictions and face very public struggles. Rehabilitation in its most base form, however, is the act of returning something to its original state. [...]

Substance Abuse and Pain

By |2018-10-22T15:01:51-07:00April 10th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , |

There are several concerns when it comes to substance abuse and pain treatment. Like many situations, sometimes it is difficult to determine which came first. In the case of painkiller abuse often it can be a chronic pain condition that leads to increased dependency on medications, especially opiods. In other [...]

Can Mental Disorders Cause Pain?

By |2016-11-22T17:21:10-07:00April 10th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

While many healthcare professionals are studying the links between depression and pain, there are fewer studies made into the topic of pain for people with less common mental disorders. People with conditions like addiction, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder may all suffer from additional bodily pain that is related to their [...]

Promoting Mental Health for All

By |2016-09-12T11:56:08-07:00April 4th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , |

Up to one in four people in the U.S. suffer from a mental illness. If the number seems staggering, it's because often those with mental illnesses feel unable to talk about their condition, with few ever reaching out to medical professionals for help. With the increase in social networks and [...]

New Research on Profiles of Opioid Abuse

By |2016-11-03T08:40:40-07:00January 8th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , |

The abuse of prescription medications, specifically opioids, is unfortunately not uncommon. Several high profile celebrities have battled with opioid abuse in the public eye. However, new research is showing some interesting similarities in the profiles of prescription drug abusers. Oxycodone and hydrocodone are the most preferred drugs among 75% of [...]

Documentaries Profiling Opiate Use (and Abuse)

By |2016-11-03T08:40:42-07:00January 8th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , |

The risks for the use and abuse of prescription painkillers, also known as opioids and opiates, are just beginning to come to light thanks to researchers, as well as documentary producers. While researchers handle the scientific and statistical evidence for or against long-term opiate use, many people behind the camera [...]

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