It is important to get your “Dose of Reality” about the risks and dangers of using prescription painkillers, as well as the signs of misuse, before it becomes a problem for you or your loved ones.
It’s important to understand the prescription painkiller or other medication you’re being prescribed, how it can help you, and how to properly take it.
Here are some questions to ask your doctor when he or she prescribes a medication:
Print these questions and bring them with you to your appointment.
Remember, there are effective painkillers available that are non-narcotic, as well as other treatments including exercise and physical therapy. Know your options, and talk with your prescribing medical professional about whether you should consider alternatives available to you and your family.