Can I go to NA to find out if I have an addiction?
Daryl Atherley (Guest User)
Asked: 2019-01-14 23:33:35
I was in the military and went to Afghanistan where I got a leg injury. Pain pills are as available in the military as ibuprofen! But now that I'm on disability and no longer active I still have pain in my leg and I'm having the hardest time getting the doctor to prescribe more than they minuscule dose that he thinks will help. Is it because I'm addicted? I've been going to na meetings to find out but it seems that people at those meetings have much worse problems with addiction than I do. What should I do?
Tricia Hagarty (Guest User)
Answered: 2019-01-29 02:46:58
If you're finding that attending NA meetings are beneficial for your psychological health, you should definitely keep going. You know you probably have an addiction if your life revolves around your next fix, if you're always thinking about it and/or you've tried to stop and you can't.
Jenny Reeds LISAC (Guest User)
Answered: 2019-01-30 20:50:08
I would have to agree with Tricia on this one. If you are finding that the NA meetings you are attending are helping you psychologically, then stick to it. But consider this if you do not mind me suggesting, talk to your pain management doctor about the pain you are still experiencing. There are pain management plans that may not involve heavy narcotic. If you express concern about becoming addicted to opioids your doctor will explore other options for you. One thing that is worth mentioning Daryl, because you are so concerned about becoming addicted to your pain medication your mindfulness could help prevent what you are worried about. You are being responsible with your medication and by talking to your doctor about these concerns you are demonstrating accountability. Please Daryl talk to your doctor about your concerns.
Jesus Baltazar (Guest User)
Answered: 2019-02-16 00:23:07