Sports Injuries and Prescription Painkiller Addiction

It's increasingly common for injured athletes to become dependent on prescription painkillers.
April 19, 2016
Injuries in sports are close to inevitable. Contact injuries (concussions, broken bones) and non-contact injuries (torn muscle, torn ligament) all seem part of the sport an individual willingly chooses to play.
Some players react differently than others on both their physical health and their mental health. Some can handle how the injury affects every aspect of their lives, and for some, the injury can cause mental instability.
Concussions seem to be a major issue, because there is no real timetable for a return for the athlete, as well as it could have some psychological effect as the brain is damaged.
Pain medication given for post-surgery pain can lead to addiction, as the athlete will not be preoccupied by their sport, as well as a possible mental health disorder that can follow them.
New Vision™ serves as the source to help those athletes to break the addiction of pain medication. After successfully removing the urge for the high caused by the pills, an athlete can concentrate on the necessary rehabilitation & recovery needed—both physical and mental.

For more information, visit the NCAA's ebook "Mind, Body and Sport: How being injured affects mental health."