Opioids are a common type of drug used to treat pain. People who suffer from chronic pain are often prescribed an opioid like oxycodone to help manage their pain levels. The problem with taking an opioid, however, is that they’re highly addictive and users can experience a multitude of side effects.
Originally, society didn’t realize how addictive opioids were, and because of this lack of knowledge, there’s now an opioid crisis across Canada. Doctors are slowing down their prescriptions in light of the crisis, but that leaves people who are suffering from chronic pain in a tight spot. There is, however, an alternative to opioids.
An alternative to taking opioids is using medicinal marijuana to treat pain. Medicinal marijuana is considered an alternative treatment option; however, it’s been used for thousands of years and across many different cultures as a form of pain relief.
Marijuana is still an illegal substance in Canada (at least until the summer of 2018), but it’s legal to use medical marijuana if you have a prescription. You can get a prescription from your doctor and you can get a medicinal marijuana card from the government. The medicinal marijuana card allows you to purchase the marijuana you need and informs the dispensary and the police that you’re allowed to be in possession of it.
It’s very important that you buy your marijuana from a safe, clean, and reputable dispensary. You want to be able to buy your medicinal marijuana from a legitimate source.
Aleafia’s Total Health Clinic
Aleafia’s Total Health Clinic is a legitimate source where you can buy your medicinal marijuana. It’s licensed by Health Canada to grow and distribute marijuana to patients with a medicinal marijuana card. You never have to worry when you buy medicinal marijuana from Aleafia’s Total Health Clinic. You can buy with confidence knowing that everything you’re buying is from a legitimate source and of the highest quality.
The major difference between pot dispensaries and Aleafia’s Total Health Clinic is just that—it’s a clinic. This means that there are medical professionals on staff who are licensed to treat you and your illness. They will provide you with the medicinal marijuana you need, but they’ll also treat you as a whole person. Aleafia has excellent pre-, during and post-treatment care to ensure your symptoms are treated in relation to the rest of your health. For example, if you have chronic pain, the doctors will treat the symptoms with medicinal marijuana, but they’ll also give you a treatment plan to treat the source of your pain. Aleafia doesn’t provide Band-Aid solutions; it seeks to solve the problem entirely.
If you’re looking for an alternative to opioids, then medicinal marijuana could be for you. Approximately 130,000 Canadians use medicinal marijuana and the number is only growing. It’s a viable option for many different ailments, most notably chronic pain. If you’re interested in using medicinal marijuana, stop by Aleafia’s Total Health Clinic.