3 At-Home Alternatives to Opioids to Minimize Chronic Pain

For years, doctors have prescribed prescription opioids for people suffering from chronic pain, and although prescription opioids are a medically effective way to relieve chronic pain, there are some non prescription alternatives that may also provide some relief. Unfortunately, even when prescribed and taken correctly, these powerful painkillers are addictive, and opioid use and abuse often leads to heroin use and abuse. By some reports, every one in four people exposed to opioids develop an addiction to them. Fortunately, there are alternatives to taking opioids to minimize chronic pain, and we share three ways you can treat your chronic pain at home so you can avoid becoming dependent on opioids.

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