• Alternatives to Opiates for Pain Management

    Managing pain can be hard work and to handle the challenges, many individuals turn to opiates. ¬†Opiates can be highly effective, and have been used for centuries to numb severe discomfort. Unfortunately, the problem with these seemingly amazing drugs is that they are highly addictive, and being addicted has its own set of problems. Natural opiates come from opium poppies, but there are semi-synthetic opioids as well, such as oxycodone, oxymorphone and hydrocodone. There are several healthier alternatives for those who suffer from chronic pain. One such alternative is cannabis. It has been noted to have less risk attached than opiates, and there is strong evidence supporting THC as an…