FOR: Lighthouse Network
LENGTH: 60 secs
Title: Pain Medications
Welcome to Life Change with Christian Psychiatrist Dr. Karl Benzio.
With the prevalence of pain medications, I often hear, “How do I know if my husband is taking his pain meds correctly?” Statistics show more people die every year from prescription medication overdose than from illegal drugs. Today’s pain meds powerfully relieve pain, but people can easily become physically dependent on them. Because pain levels are hard to assess, prescribing the correct dose is difficult. However, warning signs of a prescription addiction include not using pills as prescribed, overusing them, running out of the prescription early, or becoming irritable, secretive, depressed, or unmotivated. People can take life-saving steps, though, by consulting their pain medication prescriber and using Godly decision-making skills in coping.
If you or a loved one is struggling, go to 844lifechange.org or call 844-Life-Change. And remember, Godly decisions determine your life, so choose well!