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Don’t Give Opium to Addicts

While reading “Addiction and the Treatment of Pain” written by P. Ziegler, I realized one potential my experiment could have to help addicts.  Most pain medications are opiate based, and these medications, while useful, can trigger relapse or new addictions in addicts.  For this reason it is important to find alternatives to treat pain in addicts.  I hypothesize that addicts might be able to harness the focus they use on their addiction to become less sensitive to pain.