Chronic Pain Video

Active Addiction Chronic Pain

Working as an addiction counselor I have learned a lot about pain and how pain can rule some peoples’ lives. What is your relationship to pain? For a lot of people it is avoidant. Pain is often a warning that something in our body or environment needs to be attended to. However, a lot of people have some kind of stigma attached to pain, anxiety, stress. Why? We live in a world that can be unpredictable and violent. Learning how to cope with pain, stress and anxiety is a life skill that is often undervalued. I have witnessed how some people carry the label of “addict” or someone who is struggling with chronic pain also carry a lot of shame, self-loathing, anger, resentment; when, often, people are either ignored or misunderstood.

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