Does it count as a drug problem if i’m in pain?
A couple years ago I had a drug problem with prescription pain killers. But, it wasn’t an addiction as much as it was I had serious pain that needed to be managed.
Eventually I built a tolerance and was taking more than originally prescribed, but that’s because I was still in pain and needed the relief. Was I dependent on the pills? Yes, in the sense that I couldn’t function when in pain.
I had corrective surgery to make the pain more manageable, and I quit taking the pain meds pretty easily after that. I didn’t have any trouble with withdrawal, and never attempted to take anything other than what was prescribed (besides taking too much)
Would this still be labeled a drug problem?