A fresh perspective on the science of pain and how it influences recovery from opioid dependency.
This 33-minute film presents a fresh perspective on the science of pain and how it influences recovery from opioid dependency. The content focuses on a new paradigm for understanding chronic pain, showing how the extended use of prescription painkillers increases the sensitivity of the nerve cells thereby magnifying pain (hyperalgesia, hyperpathia, allodynia.) Interviews with recovering addicts and treatment professionals illustrate the challenges opiate addiction creates and presents a message of hope and encouragement for clients to examine recovery in light of this new view of treating dependency and pain.
Watch the preview of Beyond Opiates above.
The Graphic Novella
This graphic interpretation of the information presented in our film “Beyond Opiates” provides easy to understand and relatable information about the science of pain and opiate addiction. With 40 hand illustrated pages, it is a perfect tool for educators and treatment providers seeking an engaging and entertaining way to introduce people to the science of opiate addiction. The novella demonstrates the information from our feature film “Beyond Opiates” in an easy to understand and accessible format that will educate and open pathways for discussion. Some of the topics featured include natural pain relievers vs. pain killers, tolerance and hyperalgesia, withdrawal and PAWS, understanding craving and more.