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No Drugs of Dependence (strong painkillers, sleeping tablets) policy

  • Our clinic WILL NOT prescribe drugs of dependence to new patients or on demand 

Our Reasoning...

  • There are many studies that show opiioids are not useful for chronic non-cancer related pain

  • The Oxford Analgesic Table shows that strong anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Diclofenac are more effective for moderate to severe acute pain than stronger pain killers

  • The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners strongly recommends against the use of strong painkillers in common conditions such as osteoarthritis of the hips, knees, and chronic lower back pain

  • Over mid to long term, people quickly develop tolerance to opiioid medications, and subsequently addiction, making it very difficult to come off these medications

  • A person might feel MORE pain to their original condition or to a new medical condition, even something that does not usually cause pain, once their pain receptors are tolerant to opiioids - a condition known as HYPERALGESIA!

  • In addition, dependence causes mulitple other side effects, including depression, and withdrawal symptoms such as increased pain, tremors, shaking, anxie

  • Opiioids have severe risks, especially when taken with benzo-diazepines or alcohol, such as causing a person to             STOP BREATHING AND DIE!

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