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The Price of Pain Part 2 - Why Are Side Effects Acceptable?

By: Kathleen Gramzay Saturday April 23, 2016 comments Tags: alternative answers to pain relief, chronic pain, holistic pain relief, opioid addiction

The Price of Pain Part 2 - Why Are Side Effects Acceptable?

In my view, the opioid addiction epidemic is evidence of how deeply steeped our nation is in the conventional medical model (drugs/surgery) of treating imbalances of body or mind. Certainly, sales messaging touting pharmaceuticals as the "best" means to "treat" the body or mind perpetuates that conditioning and belief system. The indoctrination is pervasive and commonplace. It has simply become ACCEPTED that when one takes prescription meds or over-the-counter drugs to EXPECT side effects. My question is: WHY is that acceptable? ... Read More


The Price Of Pain Part 1

By: Kathleen Gramzay Friday April 15, 2016 comments Tags: opioid addiction, opioidadditionepidemic, pain relief, painkillers, painreliefwithoutdrugs

The Price Of Pain Part 1

In this series, I will be sharing information about the current models for dealing with pain and the costs they wrest from individuals, families, and society as a whole. Twice in the same week, I have happened across radio stories of the current epidemic of drug addiction in the U.S. Neither was about the stereotypical heroin addict seen in TV dramas and movies. The subject was pain and the conversation revolved around prescription opioid addiction. On June 5, 2017, just 14 months after the original post of this blog,the matter is... Read More




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