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How can you prevent addiction to pain medication?

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The key to avoiding addiction is to take your medicine exactly as your doctor prescribes. Tell your doctor of any family history of substance abuse or addiction. Your doctor will use that information to pick the best pain medication for you. It’s common for people to build tolerance to pain medication and to need higher doses for the same amount of pain relief. That’s not a sign of addiction. But talk to your doctor if your tolerance becomes troubling.

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American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Covington E. , May 1, 2007. Neorologic Clinics

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 22, 2018

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American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Covington E. , May 1, 2007. Neorologic Clinics

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 22, 2018

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