The New York Times reports that on the day that Prince died, he was scheduled to meet with a medical addiction professional to get help.
While he tragically did not live to receive it, Prince did reach out for help from a doctor who treats addiction with a medical approach.
Prince’s death, while tragic, brings light to the importance of treating opioid addiction as a chronic condition and accessing appropriate treatment.
When faced with addiction, it is easy to feel out of control or hopeless, especially if you are continuing to experience chronic pain or another underlying medical condition. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help.
Research in the field of addiction shows that combining medical treatment, psychological support, and nutritional and lifestyle changes, all contribute to longer lasting recovery from addiction.
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