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Are There Nonaddictive Medications for Chronic Pain?

I'm concerned about the risk of addiction with some long-term medications used to treat chronic pain. Are there any medications used for treating chronic pain that don't carry a risk of addiction?

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Many people who need long-term pain treatment may worry about becoming addicted to their medications. Addiction is a serious and complex disease that affects not only the person with the addiction, but their loved ones as well. It's important to keep in mind, however, that while opioids carry a risk for addiction and abuse, people who do not already have risk factors for addiction and who use the medicines as prescribed rarely become addicted to them.
If you are concerned about addiction, you can rest assured that there are nonaddictive medication options available to treat chronic pain, and many of these drugs provide effective pain relief for many people. Medications used to treat chronic pain that don’t carry a risk for addiction include:
Tramadol (Ultram®) is another medication used in the treatment of chronic pain. When the medication first came out, it was marketed as having little potential for abuse, and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a noncontrolled substance. Since then, however, there have been numerous reports of abuse and addiction with tramadol use, and several states have now designated it as a controlled substance (controlled substances are generally considered to have abuse potential, and as such have strict laws and regulations controlling their use). 
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