If You Become Addicted to Pain Meds … with Mark Lamplugh, Jr.

If you’re injured on the job, you’ll likely be prescribed an opioid pain medication.

They’re a double -edged sword: it can be tough to get enough, even when you really need them. But you might be surprised how quickly you can become addicted to them if you do get what you want.

And believe me, doctors are terrified of losing their licenses these days. That means they’ll cut you off in a hurry.

What can you do if you become addicted?

Here to discuss that is Mark Lamplugh, Jr.

He is a fourth-generation firefighter and former captain with the Lower Chichester, Pennsylvania, Fire Company.

Mark is the communications director at Deer Hollow Recovery.

He’s also nationally recognized in Crisis Stress Intervention through the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.

Mark’s podcast: Firefighter Wellness Radio

Mark’s article: Injured on the Job and Now Addicted to Pain Medication


Trivia question:
What’s the current recommended rate of chest compression for CPR?

Bonus question for extra credit:
How deep should they be?

CPR chest compressions should be done at a rate of 100 to 120 per minute. Too slow, and you’re not creating enough perfusion pressure, and too fast means you don’t let the heart fill with blood.

And you should be compressing the chest between 2 and 2.4 inches each time.