Talking to your Healthcare Provider
Talk to your healthcare provider before taking prescription pain pills if you have:
- A current or past problem with alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs
- A family history of addiction
- A history of mental health disorders such as depression or anxiety
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- A prescription to benzodiazepines (like Klonopin or Ativan)
This information will help your provider decide if prescription pain pills are safe for you.
If you want to learn about other options for treating chronic pain, talk to your healthcare provider about what might work for you. Options include physical therapy, acupuncture, mindfulness techniques, diet, exercise, and more.
See Find Help page for pain services available in the Portland area.