Welcome back to our two part series on headaches, migraines, substance abuse and withdrawal. If you're just now joining us, and missed part one, you can read it by clicking here. To bring you up to speed, part one gave some interesting stats on headaches, and migraines in general, as well as, briefly discussed how substance abuse and withdrawal play a role in these symptoms. Today we are going to talk a little more about the types of drugs that contribute to headaches and migraines and things you can do to prevent them.
According to a recent study found on Medlink.com, some interesting facts about illicit drugs and headaches were found. These include: "Illicit drugs, including cocaine, cannabis, and opioids, can induce headaches. However, acute withdrawal of opioids can also induce headaches. Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome manifesting as thunderclap headache was reported as a complication of the use of illicit drugs such as cocaine and cannabis. Cocaine- and amphetamine-induced acute severe headaches may be related to a sympathomimetic effect. Headache is one of the symptoms in some Emergency Department patients who purposely ingest energy drinks and illicit drugs together."
So as you can see, using drugs and alcohol can greatly influence the pain levels and frequency of headaches. There are some things that you can do to help yourself not have these debilitating symptoms.
Drug Free Treatment
Treatment for these types of headaches begins with getting the help you deserve for your addiction. Because, to be honest, you're going to keep having these headaches and migraines as long as you're hooked on drugs or alcohol. When you get clean and sober, you'll find that your headaches and migraines will greatly decline.
Using holistic therapy instead of drug therapy will also greatly increase your risk of having less and less headaches. Utilizing pain management techniques like massage therapy work wonders for headaches and stress relief. Stress is one of the biggest causes of headaches. You should be sure to look into meditation and relaxation techniques.
Staying active, staying hydrated, and getting plenty of rest are a few other key elements to reducing your risk of getting headaches as well. Most people do not get the required exercise, rest, or drink enough water to support a healthy body and headaches are sure signs that you need to do more.
Holistic Drug Rehab in Raleigh NC for Addiction Headaches
Are you suffering from addiction and need help with substance abuse related headaches? Please call Legacy Freedom Treatment Centers of Raleigh today. We offer holistic drug rehab in Raleigh and we can help your addiction problems in an outpatient setting. Don't wait another day to get the help you deserve. Take a step in the right dirction by calling us today.