Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith, has entered a treatment program for an addiction to pain medications. Tyler, 61, has had a ten year history of chronic pain from injuries resulting from life on the road. Dr. Brian McKeon, assistant clinical professor of orthopedics at the Tufts School of Medicine, says that Tyler has suffered from continual orthopedic injuries that have caused him severe pain over the past decade.
Experts say that prior substance abuse is a risk factor for prescription drug addiction. Tyler has struggled with heavy drug and alcohol abuse during the band’s heyday in the seventies and early eighties. Many celebrities, athletes and ordinary people struggle with an addiction to prescription pain medication brought on by an injury.
According to the Office of National Drug Policy, since 1995 visits to the emergency room resulting from painkiller abuse has risen 163 percent in the United States. Many physicians think that not treating chronic pain sufficiently contributes to patients developing an addiction. Although most patients with chronic pain will, in general, be able to use the drugs without a problem, some people have other contributing factors that will fuel the development of an addiction.
If you suffer from chronic pain that has not been successfully treated, The Treatment Center can help you www.thetreatmentcenter.com/pain-management/. We will develop a comprehensive strategy for pain management which begins with detoxification and then includes massage therapy, acupuncture and other holistic and mainstream approaches to conquering your dependence on pain medication. Give us a call at 877-392-3342 or visit us at www.thetreatmentcenter.com. We can restore hope.